Idols In The Heart

Scripture The people of Israel have set up idols in their hearts and fallen into sin. ~Ezekiel 14:4, NLT Quote There is nothing more frightening than ignorance in action. ~Wolfgang Johann Goethe I am reading Ezekiel in the  IMMERSE READING BIBLE and I noticed something that I don’t remember seeing before. Some of Israels leaders…

Keep Away

Scripture Dear children, keep away from anything that might take God’s place in your hearts. ~I John 5:21, NLT Quote Whatever you love more than Jesus is your idol. ~ Dwight L. Moody David dreamed of building God a Temple and God allowed his son Solomon to built a temple but as Paul said in…

Child Worship

Scripture But you honor your sons instead of Me! You don’t respect the sacrifices and offerings that are brought to Me, and you’ve all gotten fat from eating the best parts. ~I Samuel 2:29, CEV Quote Eventually every idol, every substitute for God will be destroyed and you may be forced to watch. ~Ya’akov Eli…

God’s Grace Verses Our Idols

Scripture  Paul had decided to sail on past Ephesus, because he did not want to spend too much time in Asia. He was in a hurry and wanted to be in Jerusalem in time for Pentecost. ~Acts 20:16, CEV Quote Everything is life is eventually taken away from us after a tragically brief time of…

I Have No Good Thing

Scripture I say to the Lord, “You are my Lord; apart from You I have no good thing.” ~Psalm 16:2, NIV Quote We all live for something and we all love something supremely. What ever we love more than Jesus is an idol. ~Ya’akov When I first read Psalm 16 earlier today, I thought David was talking…

Joy When Others Prosper

Scripture Fill my heart with joy when their grain and new wine abound. ~Psalm 4:7, NIV Quote God’s answer to every human problem is Jesus. ~Ya’akov David noticed the same thing that you and I witness: sometimes the wicked prosper while the faithful have problems. When idol worshiping pagans fair better in the market place…

No Future In Idolatry

Scripture So the Israelites went up to Baal-perazim, and David defeated the Philistines there… The Philistines abandoned their idols there, and David ordered that they be burned in the fire. ~1 Chronicles 14:11-12 (CSB) Quote Break down every idol, cast out every foe—Now wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow. ~James L. Nicholson…

A Jealous Lover

Scripture I will destroy your high places. Your altars will be desolated and your shrines smashed. I will throw down your slain in front of your idols. Ezekiel 6:4-5, CSB Quote Keep it simple: love what God loves and hate what God hates. ~Image Quotes In the preamble to the Decalogue, God spoke these words through…

Instrumentality

Scripture Does an ax exalt itself above the one who chops with it? Does a saw magnify itself above the one who saws with it? It would be like a rod waving the one who lifts it! It would be like a staff {stick} lifting the one who isn’t wood! ~ Isaiah 10:15 (CSB) Quote God uses whomever He please,…

Where Is Your God?

Scripture Why should the nations say, “Where is their God?” Our God is in the heavens; He does whatever He pleases.  ~Psalms 115:2-3, NRSV Quote “It is visible that God is; it is invisible what He is.” ~Stephen Charnock Psalm 115 is another “Hallelujah” Psalm written after the Babylonian captivity and was sung after the Passover…