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Idolatry is idol worship! We are admonished by God's word to FLEE FROM IDOLATRY! 

" Therefore, my beloved, flee from idolatry." 1 Corinthians 10:14

Flee means to run! Run from idolatry!  When you are told to run from something, common sense tells you, there is danger! If you want safety, follow that simple instruction, FLEE! 


“I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery. You shall have no other gods before me." Exodus 20:2-3

Idols are gods who want to or have taken the place of God in our lives! 

The children of Israel were in Egypt under slavery, oppression and terrible bondage but the Lord Almighty brought them out!  He did for them what no god or idol could do for them! Sadly, they reverted to idol worship in the wilderness! 

We (Believers) share the same story of redemption and freedom like the Isrealites through the redemptive work of Christ on Calvary!  Christ did for us what no man or god or idol could do for us! 

And like the Isrealites though free, the temptations to revert to idol worship or idolatry or worship of other gods abound! Sadly, many believers have fallen victims! 

In our contemporary world, a lot of idols abound! The devil has set them in place, so we can worship him by worshipping those things or beings! Remember how the Devil asked our Lord Jesus to bow and worship in exchange for the glory of this world? The devil is still doing the same, soliciting for worship through idols! 


WHY FLEE FROM IDOLATRY? 

Worship of idols is worship of the devil! The one whose mission is to STEAL, KILL AND DESTROY! The Isrealites who succumbed to idolatry paid with their lives and glorious destinies!  The devil is the father of all liars, it's foolishness of the highest order to do business with the devil through idolatry!  I pity a lot of these famous people who at one point sold their souls to the devil for fame and money! Behind the smiles and flashy cars and houses is an unfathomable EMPTINESS!  The devil has stolen every good thing from their hearts and left nothing but EMPTINESS!  Little wonder, some commit suicide, others die mysteriously etc 

A LIST OF IDOLS IN OUR TIME 

1. MONEY: Many are worshipping the god of money!  Money and it's pursuit is first, self second and God can come in the picture! For money believers have lied, for money believers have cheated, for money believers have betrayed, for money believers have killed, for money believers have fornicated or committed Adultery! FLEE FROM THE WORSHIP OF MONEY! The love of money rather than love of God, automatically makes money your god! 


2. SELF: Lovers of self rather than lovers of God! Self can be an idol!  Self can be a god! Love of self can make self an idol or god demanding our worship!  When self becomes your idol, you can do anything to please the god of SELF! This is why many commit all manner of atrocities just to appease the god of self! Sexual sins (homosexuality, fornication, adultery, bestiality), abortion, drunkenness, drug abuse, pride, ego, bitterness, anger, strife, unforgiveness, all kinds of sin is a sacrifice made to the god of self! FLEE FROM IDOLATRY BELOVED! 


3. MEDIA: The love of entertainment can make the media, technology etc to become your idol! The love of sports can make sports become an idol! For sports, television, devices and Hollywood some have traded away genuine fellowship with God! They have enough time for all these things but little or none for prayers and study of the Word! They will go rather to a sporting event or movie than go for fellowship!

 

4. MAN : if you love a man more than God, he has become your idol!  If you love a woman more than God, she has become your god demanding your worship! When you love anybody more than God, that individual automatically becomes your idol! You can do virtually anything to appease that idol! 


ANYTHING OR ANYONE YOU LOVE MORE THAN THE LORD IS YOUR IDOL! BEHIND THAT IDOL IS THE DEVIL!  ALL YOU DO TO APPEASE THAT IDOL YOU ARE DOING TO PLEASE THE DEVIL! 

FLEE FROM IDOLATRY INTO THE LOVING ARMS OF JESUS TODAY! 

Mike Odeh Aug 26 '15 · Rate: 5 · Comments: 2 · Tags: idols, money