What is an Idol?
Commandment #2 of the Ten Commandments:
You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; you shall not bow down to them nor serve them.
Does an Idol rob God of the glory He should receive from us?
What is Fame and Glamour?
Creating an image of a thing, oneself or deity that draws attention to itself, to be adored by replacing worship of God alone!
Do Christians fall into the trap of supporting musicians who claim they are believers without searching out their claim of repentance of sin and forsaking their past ways?
Should we test the Spirit and Fruits of others by God’s standard?
1 John 4:1
4 Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world.
My prayer for each of you including myself is to stay focused on the Lord Jesus and not idols!
If you live long enough you will witness someone you perhaps idolized fail or fall away or perhaps you treasured something you shouldn’t have. It could even be some object you desired more than the Lord, or a person or something that let you down!
You will be dismayed and wonder how that happened, but immediately put your eyes of faith on the Lord and read His Word faithfully each day and eagerly wait for Jesus to deliver you! It’s not a one time seeking the Lord but an everyday habit of faithfulness to Him!
The Lord does not want you to be hurt by worshiping idols or setting ourselves up as idols!
A Tree and its Fruit
15 Beware of false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. 16 By their fruit you will recognize them.Are grapes gathered from thorn bushes, or figs from thistles? 17 Likewise, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit.