Quiet Time with Jesus – Idolatry

Friday, 6 Oct 2017

God says, “I am the LORD; that is my name! I will not give my glory to another or my praise to idols.”
— Isaiah 42:8

Author of Crazy Love Francis Chan shared: The church in America loves to turn saints into celebrities…

I think it is happening in Singapore too. We have to be very careful. Our enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. I think he also watches and waits for the right time to pounce on his prey. I had watched a leopard advancing towards some impala. They were very far away and yet the leopard moved closer slowly and silently, using the bushes for cover.  It took the leopard a lot of patience and a very long time to draw near. Thank God, the herd of impala sensed danger and escaped. 

I think it is similar for the human race too. The devil watches and waits. He is like the leopard patiently waiting, drawing nearer and nearer without us knowing. His favorite scheme is deception. Slowly, he deceives many into believing the wrong things! 

It is easy to feel proud of one’s accomplishments but let’s remind ourselves not to rob God of the glory that is rightfully His.  Apostle John warns us:  “Dear children, keep yourselves from idols.” (1 John 5:21).  Do you have any idols in your life that you need to get rid of?

My Prayer

Dear Father God,

You know the end from the beginning. All that is happening today, You knew from the beginning. Draw us closer to You. Father God, we are Your children. We want to pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance and gentleness. Amen!