Throw Away Your Idols

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We throw away trash and things we don’t want. Some people have a problem throwing things away. That creates new issues and for some reason, our culture enjoys the problems of others, so we develop a medical issue and television programs devoted to “not being able to throw things away”. The Bible tells us to throw away harmful and sinful things. Matthew talks about if a part of our body causes trouble, we should cut it off and throw it away. Old Testament repeats “throw away useless idols and idols made by man”. People of that time wanted something to hold on to, they didn’t practice faith in an unseen God. They created dolls and small statues that they could hold and pray to. I would like to say that we don’t worship statues today but we do. They are in the forms of cell phones, television, gaming devises, and wallets with debit, credit and cash. While we don’t throw away money, we value making it and the time to spend it over our time with God. Maybe we spend it on things that are harmful spiritually and take us further away from our relationship with Christ. An idol by definition is any person or thing regarded with blind admiration, adoration, or devotion (dictionary.com). Our homes are full of them and our minds are overflowing with the next best. I like my computer, iphone, and new surface 2 just like anyone else. I admit that I spend way too much time on them than in my Bible. I have to be reminded that God’s has everything I will ever need or want in His Word. Jesus saw the people eagerly searching for something when He spoke these words: “For the pagans run after all theses things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first the His Kingdom and His righteousness and all these things will be given to you as well” (Matthew 6:33).

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