idol worship

Each and every human being is an idol worshiper. This is a fact that you cannot refute.

“But how could this be?” You may ask. “I have never worshiped any carved image!” You may argue.

Well, let me explain.

The Bible declares in Romans 3:23 that all human beings are sinners. “All have sinned and have fallen sort of the glory of God.

In in 1 John 1:8,10, the Bible goes on to say that, “If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us…. If we say we have not sinned, we make [God] a liar, and his word is not in us.

The fact that we are sinners is what convicts us and makes all of us guilty of the crime of idolatry.

Every time you sin, you are essentially committing idolatry because, in doing so, you substitute your desires for God’s law. You make yourself a god and regard yourself as the lawgiver, and as a result, you choose to ignore God’s law and opt to do your own will. Consequently, you break the first commandment which says in Exodus 20:3, “You shall have no other gods before me.”

Idolatry is first on the list of the Ten Commandments because it is always the reason behind any sin we commit. Tim Keller rightly said that, “We never break the other commandments without breaking the first one.”

As you can see, we are all idol worshipers! We have all broken God’s law. So, where is our hope?

Well, our hope is in Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ is the only person who kept God’s law perfectly. He never committed any sin. This Jesus came to take all that wrath on Himself and to die for our sins on our behalf. The grace of God and the finished work of Christ on the cross are sufficient to cleanse your heart of all sin.

1 John 1:9 says, “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

So cast all your burdens to Christ. 1 Peter 5:7 says, “Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.” Give Him your sins and let His death on the cross be the only thing that can make you right with God. Remember, idols are what we turn to when we view Christ as not being enough for us. Let Christ be enough for you. Find your eternal rest in Christ alone.

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ByJustus Musinguzi

Promoting the annual reading and study of the whole Bible, and teaching the treasures of God's truth that honors God, is saturated with grace, exalts Christ, and is driven by the gospel.

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