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Tim Challies on Modern Idolatry

February 6, 2013

wireless_heroWhat a great article that addresses what we tend to hold dear.  Oh Lord Jesus, please forgive me for setting my sights so low and for clinging to things that are so temporary!

I Bought Some Joy (But Dropped It Down the Stairs)

From Challies.com

It must have been six months or a year ago that I watched my iPhone—my brand new iPhone—sliding, then flipping, down a flight of stairs. I had just pulled it from my pocket and somehow lost my grip on it. It clattered down one step, then the next, then the next, all the way to bottom.

Idolatry has been much on my mind lately, idolatry ancient and modern. In the Old Testament there must be a hundred stories of the Israelites raising idols and then cutting them down again. The story repeats itself all through their history. Time and again they abandon God in favor of idols of wood and stone, violating the terms of the covenant they have made with him. The Lord is patient and through priests and judges and prophets calls his people to repent, to return. Eventually they do, and as a sign of their repentance they cut down those idols.

Have you ever considered what it would have been like to actually cut down an idol? (read more here)

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