Friday, January 10, 2014

Jeremiah 10-13: Just Say, Jesus!

Jeremiah 10:5

Amplified Bible (AMP)
[Their idols] are like pillars of turned work [as upright and stationary and immobile as a palm tree], like scarecrows in a cucumber field; they cannot speak; they have to be carried, for they cannot walk. Do not be afraid of them, for they cannot do evil, neither is it possible for them to do good [and it is not in them].
We read a great deal about how God's people fall into idolatry.  Because the Bible addresses this practice frequently, we would do well to pay attention.
Abba is angered by idolatry!  Most of us don't bow down to a carved piece of wood or chiseled rock, but do you realize that each time we choose to do things our way instead of God's way, we practice idolatry?

Please, have mercy on us, Lord!

I was planning to write about how idols are demons in disguise, but I'm not going to do that.

Maybe it's the dreary, damp day or maybe memories fill my thoughts of how things should have been...

Idolatry ruins!  Relationships and hearts break because we do things our way, not God's.

No wonder God hates it so much!!!

Idols don't have any more power than what we willingly give them.
*Gossip*    *Anger*    *Jealousy*    *Fear*    *Self-centeredness*

These empower idols.  We are all guilty of empowering idols!

There is no way to deliver ourselves.  Jesus is our only Rescuer! 

There have been times I have fallen asleep whispering "Jesus."  I have been driving along and suddenly shout His name, "JESUS!"

I don't know the way out, but He does.  Just say, Jesus!

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