Lets define some things and then talk about them. First lets define idol i·dol [ˈīdl] NOUN an image or representation of a god used as an object of worship. synonyms: icon · representation of a god · image · effigy · statue · figure · [more]
Now lets define worship wor·ship [ˈwərSHəp] NOUN the feeling or expression of reverence and adoration for a deity: "the worship of God" synonyms: reverence · veneration · adoration · glorification · glory · [more] VERB show reverence and adoration for (a deity); honor with religious rites: "the Maya built jungle pyramids to worship their gods" synonyms: revere · reverence · venerate · pay homage to · honor · adore · [more] These definitions come from the oxford dictionary.
Now I was taught that an idol is anything you spend more time with or revere more than God. This can be self-reliance, reputation, education,achievement, your children, your spouse, your boyfriend, or even a fantasy of romance. Whatever it is hold nothing more valuable and reverent than God. He is the only one worthy of worship. Jason Upton sang it best
"We better trash our idols if we want to be In the army of the Lord And the greatest idol is you and me, We better get on the threshing floor When will we learn that God's strategy Is giving glory to the Lord?"
So friends rise up ask God to help you trash all idols in your life and return your adoration where it belongs
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