Friday - November 11, 2016
Woodlawn Family Bible Study
BIBLE READING: Galatians 5:16-26
As a child, I never really understood how someone could bow down and worship an idol. It always boggled my mind that someone could worship something so powerless or think that something so powerless or think that something so small and worldly could have supernatural powers. Isn’t it ironic that, as I grew older, I myself became one of those idolaters? Make no mistake – idolatry is probably more prevalent now than it was in the days of the Old Testament. It is just manifested in different ways. We may not bow down to graven images, but we might “bow down” to the image that stares back at us in the mirror. We may not worship some small piece of gold, but a small plastic gold card may control us. You see, anything that comes between us and our relationship with God is considered our idol. The Bible is very clear about idolatry. Paul even places it in the category of the works of the flesh in Galatians 5, saying that if we participate in it, we will not inherit the kingdom of heaven.
Application: Make sure we lay down all of our idols at the feet of the One and only true God. He, alone, can give us the fulfillment for which we are searching.