You shall not make for yourself an image in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. – Exodus 20:4
Do you think there’s idolatry today? You think it still degrades the soul? I think it does. Have you ever felt degraded because of our society’s idolatry? Have you ever felt like you weren’t good enough because you weren’t wearing the latest designer clothing? Or you didn’t fit because your car wasn’t clean? Or maybe you didn’t fit because you didn’t have the same status in your college or your workplace that others had. You hadn’t accomplished as much. And because of the idolatry of our society, you felt less than. You felt less than human, less than valued. Maybe that spurned something in you to prove yourself, and to become so thin of soul that you were completely exhausted. Maybe you neglected the true things that mattered in your life. Maybe the idolatry of our world has degraded a lot of us. But not you. You know you are not what you have. You know you are who has you. You trust in God. He is your first treasure and He is good.
PRAYER: Dear Lord, thank you for overcoming the idolatry of today and sharing your love with me. Thank you for helping me to know that I am not what I have. Please help me to continue to worship you and only you as I go through my day today. Amen.
REFLECTION: What things have become idols in my life? Where should my focus be instead?