The Journey - April 29, 2015

The Journey with Ron Moore

The Danger of Deifying People | Psalm 69:19-28

Today's Passage: Psalm 69:19-28
Key Verse: Psalm 69:20

Scorn has broken my heart and has left me helpless; I looked for sympathy, but there was none, for comforters, but I found none.

A person depending on people is a recipe for failure. When I rely on others to meet my needs I will always be empty. When I put a person on a pedestal I will always be disappointed.

In todayís passage David bears his soul. People have hurt him. He is left helpless with a broken heart. He looked for someone to sympathize with his situation. There were no sympathizers. He looked for someone to give him comfort. There were no comforters.

God will bring some significant people into your life. Many will encourage you and help you, but they are not God. Donít deify them. That is idolatry . . . and foolishness. Sooner or later people will disappoint. Only God can inject the deepest recesses of our soul with true satisfaction.

Lord, thank you for the people you have put in my life. Forgive me if I have put anyone on a pedestal. Help me worship you alone and enjoy those you have placed in my life. Show me if I am worshiping a person instead of you, the one true God. In Jesus' name.

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