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You May Be an Idol Worshipper if…

Few of us consider ourselves to be idol worshippers. Many of us have professed a love for our homes, our jobs or our physical assets. Normally, a comment like “I love my car” has little or no substance. It is natural to take pride in something that you own. But when we begin to excessively invest our time and money into earthly possessions, it doesn’t take long before our hearts are also fully invested and we begin to make earthly possessions our idols.

The apostle Paul reminds us in 1 Corinthians 10 that God was not pleased with the behavior of the Israelites. Paul cautions in verse 21, “You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons too; you cannot have a part in both the Lord’s table and the table of demons.”

Everything we own is a gift from God. Without Him, we have nothing! But we need to remember that when we put the gifts above the gift-giver, God, we have made our possessions an idol. Where you invest your heart defines your life. Take the time today to be certain that you are investing in Jesus Christ over the gifts that He has given you.

Reflect:

• Consider your conversation with others. Are you anxious to talk about something you own? Does your excitement border on bragging? Are you able to talk about your love for Jesus Christ with the same level of passion?

• If you excessively invest in earthly possessions, what actions might you take immediately in order to achieve a healthier balance?

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