The truth about people – part 4

We are defined by what we worship. Here is what Scripture says about how the worship of false gods will affect us…

Psalm 135:15-18

15 The idols of the nations are silver and gold,
made by the hands of men.

16 They have mouths, but cannot speak,
eyes, but they cannot see;

17 they have ears, but cannot hear,
nor is there breath in their mouths.

18 Those who make them will be like them,
and so will all who trust in them.

This is one of those passages that I have read over and over and God continually challenges me each time I meditate on it. Lets look a little deeper into this passage:

In verse 15 (The idols of the nations are silver and gold, made by the hands of men.), God says that we are the ones that make idols. We are the ones that say they have value when they really do not. I know that most of us haven’t carved any wooden/stone Idols that we pray to lately. But we often times do make idols out of things/people…most times without even realizing it. What are some of the things we commonly make idols? A job, money, a relationship, an experience, a false sense of control. What idols are in your life? I believe if we ask God to reveal the things that we are trusting in that we should not be looking to for security, protection or to define who we are, that He will be faithful to reveal it to us.

v.16 and 17 (They have mouths, but cannot speak, eyes, but they cannot see; they have ears, but cannot hear, nor is there breath in their mouths.) teach us that the idols we choose to give worth to will never satisfy us. Even if the idol in your life can speak, they can’t speak the words of eternal life like Jesus can. Even if the idol in your life has eyes, they can’t see into your soul like our God can. They may even breathe in and out, but they do not posess the breath of life like the Holy Spirit.

v. 18 always rocks me to the core…Those who make them will be like them, and so will all who trust in them. This verse says that we become like what we worship. Are we becoming like an idol that has no worth except by the opinion of man, or are we becoming people who have our eyes set on God and through worshiping the one true God, are being transformed into His likeness and infused with His character? Only in worshiping God in spirit and truth and by giving our whole selves to him will we ever truly fulfill the last statement that I believe is true about every human being.

I will post on that tomorrow.

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