Idols Everywhere

I came across a quote this morning while doing my devotions.

We easily indemnify ourselves of idolatry because we don’t worship golden status and our cars are not idols, yet we place more confidence in our salary to survive than in God. When your satisfaction lies in something other than your relationship with God, there is an idol lurking somewhere. Idols are much more dangerous than what is visible to the eye, it is an attitude that takes root in your heart. Fight against it because it wants to steal God’s place in your life.

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We live in an idol-driven world. We want what we want and we try our hardest to get it, meanwhile ignoring the warning flags that are going up everywhere trying to point us away from the world and point us to God. We allow worldly pleasures and desires to take over the #1 spot in our hearts, where God is supposed to be.

Idols come in all shapes and sizes.

How much time do you spend mindlessly scrolling through the latest Facebook posts, the latest Tik Tok videos, the latest Instagram reel? I, too, am guilty of this.

How much time do you spend watching shows on Netflix or Hulu?

Don’t get me wrong. There is nothing wrong with these things, to a degree. It’s how we let it take first place in our heart that makes it bad.

No matter what it is….if I’m focusing more on those things rather than the Lord….it. is. an. idol!

Lately I’ve been distracted from turning to Jesus. I get so caught up in technology that I forget what’s really important. I have made an idol and placed it in front of Jesus. I’ve bumped Jesus to number 2, or 3 or even 4 instead of #1 in my life.

Who, or what, is #1 in your life?

Don’t be greedy, for a greedy person is an idolater, worshiping the things of this world.

Colossians 3:5b