July 1, 2020
Word of the day: 15 They rejected his decrees and the covenant he had made with their ancestors and the statutes he had warned them to keep. They followed worthless idols, and themselves became worthless. They imitated the nations around them although the Lord had ordered them, “Do not do as they do.” 2 Kings 17:15 NIV
Meditation: Think about your idols. What can you do to make God over your icons that are not God?
Discussion Board: Israel had a habit always to forget God and worship things other than God. His patience with us can last a long time. We shouldn’t get caught up in things we shouldn’t idolize. We should always focus on being right for God. We never know when our time is up before he stops having faith in you. Money, cars, shopping, food, addictions, clothes, jewelry, social media, smartphones, and casual relationships are good examples of idols. Here is the good news about God. He will continue to pursue our hearts. The way to know that is what you idolize does not make you happy, and your heart feels wrong. Your gut drop, you start feeling guilty. That is God pursuing your heart and trying to soften it. Take the opportunity to let go of somethings and get your heart to assuage, not hardened.
Prayer: Father, our idols are not things you want us to worship. We can have stuff, but not let it take over the love we have for the gods. I pray we can sacrifice those things for your love and worship. Thank you for your passion. In Jesus’ name. Amen!