A Look At The Issue Of Idolatry In The Old Testament And How It Applies To Us In The Twenty-first Century Part 24
When reading the Bible . . . we often find cultural differences which make it difficult to understand how to apply the principles to our lives today.
Often the circumstances in the Bible seem foreign to us. But when we understand the history and culture surrounding the text, the Bible comes to life with principles that apply even to us today.
It’s difficult to live the Christian life in a culture that’s set against all you believe. A look at the recurring theme of idolatry throughout the Old Testament.
The pressure of fitting in to the culture around us is very real. . . . a bigger house, a nicer car, lavish vacations . . . it’s difficult to not be pulled into the materialistic view our culture subscribes to.
Idolatry isn’t just an ancient word for ancient people. Idolatry put into perspective for us in the twenty-first century.
We have an inherent tendency to try and do things on our own. And often it leads to a life that weighs us down rather than lifts us up.
We live in a world of comfort and convenience. We go to church on Sunday when it fits into our schedules. We read the Bible when it doesn’t interfere with our recreation.
Sometimes the Bible is hard to understand. In fact . . . sometimes it doesn’t even seem to make sense! Putting Scripture into the context of those who wrote it.