Today’s Scripture Selection: First Corinthians 4b
“We know that an idol is nothing at all in the world and that there is no God but one.”
Idolatry is alive and well, unfortunately.
Oh, we may not have small wooden statues scattered around the house. We may not sacrifice animals to a statue in our living room. But the idols are very real – and very toxic.
Most anything can become an idol:
- A relationship
- A bottle of beer or fine aged whiskey
- A job
- A club membership
- A gang
- A religious practice
- A goal
- A talent
- A self-image
- A lawn
- A pill or little bit of white powder
- A god (notice the small “g”) of any type.
But, according to Scripture there is only one true God. And that God is the One who calls us into relationship, service, and life.
But, we too often minimize how many, and dangerous, the gods all around us are. What do we do about it? For one thing, I suggest we pray for discernment.
Prayer: Holy God, help me to understand that you are the one true God. And help me to never place anything or anyone above my relationship with you. AMEN.