God labeled Israelites as harlots for practicing idolatry; they would face due consequence if they refuse to repent. Jehovah handpicked a prophet as a talking point and warned, “Therefore, Oholibah, thus says the Lord God: ‘Behold, I will stir up your lovers against you, From whom you have alienated yourself, And I will bring them against you from every side” (Ezekiel 23:22).
Christians are not allowed to serve two masters. We are required to serve God only – and nothing more! No child of God should compare his/her Creator with any other deity. Jehovah is God, and he is the only deity that humanity must serve. Meanwhile, idol worship is not limited to image worship only. An idol may appear in form of material, money, people, and others. In short, anything that takes the place of God in our heart is an idol! A smart phone, laptop, and pocket-book may become an idol. In fact, if care is not taking, a person’s wife, husband, and/or a child can become an idol. Nothing must take over God’s position in our heart. Anyone who claims to be God’s child must ensure that he/she has an undivided attention when it turns to serving God. It is important to emphasize that history has proven that God detest idolatry more than any other form of sin. The Creator has gone an extra mile to prove his point in ancient time; he has wiped out nations, and disowned his own children for the sake. He can do the worse again! Therefore, all people ought to fear God and give him due honor with full (and undistracted) worship.
Dear God, please help me to give you an undivided attention, so that you can be happy with me always. Do not let me be trapped into idol worship. Please forgive my past sins of idolatry; help me to stop whatever may be claiming rivalry with you in my life. Let me start to serve you with full devotion, so that you can be pleased to shower your grace and goodness on my life – now and always! For in the name of Jesus Christ I make my requests. Amen.
MARCH 18 BIBLE LIFE
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