Christian Devotions

Idols

Focus verses: Deuteronomy 5:5-10

God’s first command to the Israelites deals with His essence and primacy in their lives. He tells the who He is — the God who delivered them.

Then He proscribes worship or invocation of other gods. But time after time we see the children of Israel intermarrying and falling into the worship of other gods. Won’t they ever learn?

Won’t we?

We also fall away. When our total focus is our business, how does that honor God? We should put Him first in our business dealings. We may be the CEO of our business life, but He is the Founder and Owner.

Then there are our interpersonal relationships, family, friends, acquaintances. When we allow them to have first call on our lives, we have effectively turned them into idols. Anything that usurps our attention and draws us away from God is an idol.

So what is most important in your life today? Is it that project that must be done? Or is it time with God? A simple choice.

Father, God,

Help us to keep You first in our lives. Draw us ever nearer to Your heart and inflame our hunger and thirst for more of You.

In Jesus’ most precious name.
Amen.
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