If you take an honest look at your life, would you recognize issues, ambitions . . . even people . . . who have taken the place of God?
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.
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.
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.
2007-09-27 Thursday, September 27, 2007, Part 2 "You shall not make for yourself a carved image -- any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; you shall not bow down to them nor serve them. For I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, v
Idolatry isn’t just an ancient word for ancient people. Idolatry put into perspective for us in the twenty-first century.
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.
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.