Saturday - August 20, 2016
Woodlawn Family Bible Study
MAIN IDEA: “Idols”
When we read the Ten Commandments, we probably don't think too much about the one which states, "Thou Shalt have no other Gods before me." After all, most of us worship the one true living God, not some Golden Calf or some other "graven image." However, when we get to the heart of the matter, an idol is anything in which we put our trust. It is any hobby, person, job, vacation, sport, or desire that we allow to interfere with our worship and obedience to God. Much like the children of Israel, when things are going well for us, we have plenty of money, good health, and minimal troubles, we tend to rely less on God. We feel self-sufficient all the while forgetting that God is the source and reason for all of our good fortunes. John 15:5 tells us that without Jesus, "we can do nothing." Let us determine to give God the glory each day, and not just call on him when times get tough.
APPLICATION: Think about things in your life that could be considered an idol. Does it consume more of your thoughts and time than does God?