October 16, 2018
Thou shalt have no other gods before Me. Exodus 20:3
What is an idol? Anything that keeps you from loving God, knowing God, serving God. Anything that comes between you and God. A man takes his own ideas and puts them into the work of his hands, and then he begins to worship it. What he is really worshiping is himself.
You may say, “Well, I’m not guilty of idolatry.” Let’s just see...is there anything that you love more than God? Anything you fear more than God? Anything you serve more than God? Anything you trust more than God? Am I getting hot?
You say, “Well, I give God a place in my life.” God doesn’t want a place in your life. Then, you say, “Well, I give God prominence in my life.” God despises prominence in your life. God demands preeminence in your life. He will take nothing less.
Is there anyone or anything in your life that takes precedence over God? Confess it and repent of it. Now, put on the throne the rightful Master—the Lord Jesus!