Idols come in many forms. Anything that we hold higher than God is our idol. As we will learn today, it may be things, thoughts, or our heart attitude. We need to get rid of the idols in our lives.
Some thoughts on idolatry!
“These men have set up their idols in their hearts!” Ezekiel 14:3
“Their heart went after their idols!” Ezekiel 20:16
“We are all born idolaters!” Thomas Watson
“An idol is an idol–whether worshiped inwardly in heart, or adorned outwardly by the knee.” J.C. Philpot
“Every one of us is, from his mother’s womb, expert in inventing idols. Man’s nature, so to speak, is a perpetual idol factory!” John Calvin
“An idol of the mind is as offensive to God as an idol of the hand.” A.W. Tozer
“O wretched idol, MYSELF!” Samuel Rutherford
“If we are indeed Christians–we have broken a great many idols. We have still some more to break–and we must keep the hammer going until they are all broken!” Charles Spurgeon
“This is what the Sovereign LORD says: Repent! Turn from your idols and renounce all your detestable practices!” Ezekiel 14:6
“Dear children, keep yourselves from idols!” 1 John 5:21
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Tom Stearns, WASI Chaplain, 907 715-4001