“Instead, they got mixed up with the nations, learning what they did and serving those false god, which became a trap for them.” Psalm 106:35-37

When we confuse ourselves with others, can we get lost in their values?

Sometimes we find ourself idolizing things or ideals, such as “having money makes a person more attractive” or “skinny people are sexier.”

What kind of idols tempt you?

“I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you will be cleansed of all your pollution. I will cleanse you of all your idols.” Ezekiel 36:25

How can we cleanse ourselves of our idols?


One thought on “Idols.

  1. When we talked about this in our fall series one week, some people agreed that “being aware” would help cleanse us of our idols. I agree, but I have a hard time believing that these college-educated individuals truly aren’t aware of what motivates and satisfies them on a daily basis (vs., of course, what should satisfy them according to Christianity). Personally, I am well aware of what I need to work on (food intake and being a worrywart). I think the problem is that we are unable to (1) be accountable to ourselves/break old habits and (2) form new habits to replace the old ones. It’s hard to be accountable to oneself for personal idols that are unknown to others because we’re the only ones who know we’re failing (for the most part).

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