Those who cling to worthless idols turn away from God’s love for them. Jonah 2:8 New International Version
Whatever you love more than Jehovah is an idol. Joseph- Anthony: Green
So, what is your idol?
Have you ever heard the saying: “People used to love people and use things. Now, they love things and use people.”
Is that not sad but oh so very true in todays society?
We used to care for our aged parents when they could no longer care for themselves. How many adult children just throw their parent into a seniors home and the only time the parent sees them is when they want money to support their extravagant lifestyle (which is their idol)? Being a volunteer at a seniors home I see this quiet regularly.
Do you think Jehovah will love and bless those adult children?
When a teacher in Asia the parents only wanted their children to study hard so they could get a good job. Of course when the children got the good job the parents expect them to support them in a lifestyle like kings and queens (which is their idol).
Do you think Jehovah will love and bless those parents?
It used to be friends enjoyed each others company and helped each other. Now, you are friends with each other as long as the other individual has something you want. When you no longer need it or cannot get it you drop them like a stone. If they need your help they are a stranger to you. What kind of friendship is that? Is that not making your ego an idol?
Do you think Jehovah will love and bless friends like that?
The current craze is the selfie stick. Where you take your own photo and plaster it all over social media. Is that not making yourself your own idol?
Do you seriously expect Jehovah blessings and love for someone who is obsessed with self love?
The other thing on social media is where they dress animals up like children and talk to them like children. They spend more time and money on their pet than they do Jehovah. Is that pet not an idol?
Do you expect Jehovahs blessing when you love and worship an animal more than you do Him?
Can you think of anything else that can be an idol?
The more you worship things the less you worship Jehovah. Joseph- Anthony: Green
Prayer: please bless me Jehovah-Kanna (The Lord is Jealous) to always be attentive to anything or anyone I place above You. I would never want to sacrifice our loving relationship with temporary things that can never compare with Your divine love. I sincerely ask this in the name of He who exalted You above all others Jesus Christ. Amen.
May the sunshine of Jesus’ sweet love bless you today and every day.