“When the people saw Moses was so long in coming down from the mountain, they gathered around Aaron and said, ‘Come, make us gods who will go before us. As for this fellow Moses who brought us out of Egypt, we don’t know what happened to him.’ “
We all know the problem – idolatry.
It’s the tendency to try and control our own destiny by taking something and turning it into a god that we can control and manipulate for our own desires.
It’s about control. We like control. It makes us feel safe. Of course, the problem is, it is only a temporary solution and, contrary to keeping us safe, it usually just puts us in harm’s way.
Our addictions, our obsessions, our need for approval, our need for “happiness” and all the rest – these are the things we make into little gods we think we can control. In the end they only control us.
So, what do we do about it?
Here’s my suggestion.
Take those things – take that idol – and give it all to God.
Take whatever need you have, whatever desire you have, whatever talents and abilities you have, whatever strength or asset you have, and dedicate it to God.
Say, once and for all, “Lord, take this, and use it – however, whenever, and wherever you will – and may you get the glory!
That’s how you become more Christ-like. That’s how you keep your own ego in check. That’s how you find a way to enjoy your God-given talents and do good, not evil, with them.
Give it all to God.
God loves you and will glorify in what comes next.
You may even become part of a God-given miracle.
That sure beats worshipping calves.
What do you think?