Nothing evil will be allowed to enter, nor anyone who practices shameful idolatry and dishonesty. Revelation 21:27 New Living Translation
Jesus is talking about those forbidden from entering Heavens Gate.
Do you see how repulsive idolatry is to Him?
You think you do not worship idols?
How about your pets? I have seen many pets rule the house instead of the owner. Yes I love our pets like they were my own children but instead of worshiping them, I thank Jehovah for blessing me with such loving creatures. See the difference?
How about children and grand children (this is especially true of mothers and grand mothers. Oh how many times I have heard this abomination:” It is a grandmothers right to spoil her grand children. “ You will pay for that. When they grow up they will only want anything to do with you when they want something from you. I have, sadly, seen this too many times).
How about your home? You should have seen some folks when I walked across their yards when delivering flyers. Wow, they went ballistic. Same thing about cars.
There are so many idols in society today it is a wonder Jehovah is not crowded out of society (which for the most part He is). And then we wonder why society is as bad as it is today.
But you know what?
Really we are using these to become like gods ourselves.
You spoil a pet for attention (which is self love). The same for children and grand children. Your house and all other material things you use to show off what you have instead of what Jehovah has given you.
What a disgrace.
For what is idolatry if not this: to worship the gift rather than the giver. John Calvin
Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Jireh ( God provides ) for Your graciousness in consistently providing all good things in my life. As well my Love, thank you that these opportunities make my heart dance with joy at praising You for Your generosity towards this child of Yours. I praise You in the name of Your greatest gift to me Jesus Christ. Amen
May you be blessed with peace and joy every day.