“The idols of the nation are but silver and gold, the works of man’s hands. They have mouths, but they do not speak; they have eyes but they do not see; they have ears, but they do not hear, nor is the there any breath at all in their mouths. Those who make them will be like them, yes, everyone who trusts in them” (Psalm 135:15-18).

Idols have nothing to do with statuary but everything to do with that which receives the very best of our time, energy, giving, thoughts, and actions. By this definition, we are all guilty of idol worship. If we idolize the risen Christ, we have a mouth that offers words of hope; eyes that see both brokenness and possibilities; ears that hear the despairing cries of those victimized by injustice, and a breath that shouts for those who have no voice. It is true, we become like the One/one in whom we place our trust. Choose the One that transcends this earthly realm.

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