Today we laugh at the ancient people for worshiping idols, it seems to us so silly because we would never bow down to stone images…. but the world is filled with idolatry today, because an idol is anything that takes the place of God in our lives.

What is your idol today ?

Here are some possible idols:

1. Materialism…. better house, car, foreign travel, clothes, more possessions than the “rest of the people”

2. Success… better education, more power over other humans, smarter, wiser than the “rest of people”

3. Sex… is the “universal” idol of both rich and poor….

4. YOURSELF… people worship THEMSELVES…. they are their own IDOL…. and everything revolves around THEM.

It is your ATTITUDE that determines your idol…. none of the above are idols unless you MAKE THEM SO.

Jesus said, “he that loveth father or mother more than me, is not worthy of me; and he that loveth son or daughter more than me, is not worthy of me and he that taketh not his cross and followeth after me, is not worthy of me.” Matthew 10:37 -38

In Genesis 22: 1 – 12 , God asked Abraham to sacrifice the one thing he cared about, his son….  and once he was willing to obey, not only was the son spared, but great blessing followed.

Today let us surrender everything to God and put Him first in our lives…. and after that, we will find that we are blessed beyond measure and totally happy.