Passion Points: Idolatry

For your weekend reading, we return to the important issue of idolatry: placing ourselves or something else before God.

We Are Not God – John Piper (via Tim Challies)
But when humans forsake their Maker and love other things more, they become like the things they love—small, insignificant, weightless, inconsequential, and God-diminishing.

Same-Sex Marriage Make a Lot of Sense – Michael Horton
If God exists for our happiness and self-fulfillment, validating our sovereign right to choose our identity, then opposition to same-sex marriage (or abortion) is just irrational prejudice.

Why Idolatry Was (And Is) Attractive – Kevin DeYoung
Can you see the attraction of idolatry? “Let’s see I want a spirituality that gets me lots, costs me little, is easy to see, easy to do, has few ethical or doctrinal boundaries, guarantees me success, feels good, and doesn’t offend those around me.”

That Idol That You Love Doesn’t Love You Back – Justin Buzzard (via Crossway)
Here’s what you need to know about your idol: That idol that you love, it doesn’t love you back. False gods don’t love you. Idols don’t keep their promises. Anything you worship and build your life on other than God will suck the life out of you and destroy you.

Or as Psalm 115:2-8 so well puts it:

  Why should the nations say,
  “Where is their God?”
 Our God is in the heavens;
  he does all that he pleases.
  Their idols are silver and gold,
  the work of human hands.
 They have mouths, but do not speak;
  eyes, but do not see.
 They have ears, but do not hear;
  noses, but do not smell.
 They have hands, but do not feel;
  feet, but do not walk;
  and they do not make a sound in their throat.
 Those who make them become like them;
  so do all who trust in them.

Hope you have a great Lord’s Day with your church family worshipping the one true God!


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