False idols

Or what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For we are the temple of the living God; just as God said, “I WILL DWELL IN THEM AND WALK AMONG THEM; AND I WILL BE THEIR GOD, AND THEY SHALL BE MY PEOPLE. 2 Corinthians 6:16

As a Born Again believer your body is now the Temple of God (1 Corinthians 3:16) because the Holy Spirit now lives inside of you. Therefor since you are a Temple of God why are you obsessed with idols? Now some would say, Paul was talking about pagan idols, which he probably was. However even today we have many idols that we worship and put first before God

Think about our obsessions with professional sports, musicians, movie actors, all these people we raise high on a pedestal. We seek after their autographs and follow their every move on social media. This is idolatry

The original Greek word for Idol in this scripture is “eidolon” which means false god, but the worship of such

When we focus all our time on following “celebrities” we are worshipping them. Do we put God first or is this celebrity or object always more important?

“Therefore, COME OUT FROM THEIR MIDST AND BE SEPARATE,” says the Lord. “AND DO NOT TOUCH WHAT IS UNCLEAN; And I will welcome you. 2 Corinthians 6:17

Jesus says “Come Out Of Them” (Revelation 18:4) meaning separate yourself from the wickedness and idolatry of this world. As the Temple of God, don’t allow yourself to become corrupted. The word Holy in the Bible means “Set Apart” separate yourself from the uncleanliness of this world

Who are you putting first? God or your idols? What do you spend most of your time doing? Does your activities glorify God?

6 thoughts on “False idols

  1. anitashope

    We get complacent in thinking we don’t serve idols because there is not statue around but many things can be idols that take you away from God…even blogging. We must be diligent in our mindset.

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  2. clussier1313

    This is so true! I went to a for King and Country concert this past weekend and when one of the singers walked through the crowd there was a moment a handful of people chased after him. I was a little disappointed. Just because they use their gifts to glorify God doesn’t mean we are allowed to idolize them. I like for King and Country, but they’re just an imperfect and in need of God’s guidance and grace as we are/do.

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