The Journey - January 5, 2016

The Journey with Ron Moore

Idols | Psalm 135:15-21

Today’s Passage: Psalm 135:15-21
Key Verses: Psalm 135:15-18

The idols of the nations are silver and gold, made by human hands. They have mouths, but cannot speak, eyes, but cannot see. They have ears, but cannot hear, nor is there breath in their mouths. Those who make them will be like them, and so will all who trust in them.

Idols. Structures that stand tall, but can’t move an inch. Carved mouths are speechless. Chiseled eyes are sightless. Molded ears hear no sound. They are inanimate . . . lifeless . . . dead. People bow before their own creations.

So, why do people bow before them? Why the burning incense? What’s up with the sacrifices? Why do costume-clad dancers move frenetically in their presence? Why are they the beneficiaries of such devotion?

There is a God-shaped void in the heart of every person. God created us for himself and has placed eternity in our hearts. We long for something, someone bigger than we are. We desire the hole to be filled, but want to fill it on our own terms, with things we buy or build. However, only God is the one who can fix the hole in your heart. Destroy your idols and fall on your knees before him.

Father, reveal my idols. Show me the things I bow before. Forgive me for my missed focus. I am on my knees. Lift my head and let me see only you. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

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