The Folly of Idolly

The Bible often mentions false idols, but Isaiah 44 really explains that fully. For instance, do you know how to spot a false or graven image? This is very clear. Read the entire chapter for more clarity.

The ironsmith shapes iron… over the coals. He forms the [idol’s] core… The carpenter… marks out the shape [of the idol] with red chalk. 

He plants a fir, it becomes fuel… he warms himself; he makes a god [from the same wood] and worships it. He makes it into a carved idol [with his own hands] and falls down and worships it!

He burns half of the wood in the fire; over this half he [cooks and] eats meat, he roasts meat and is satisfied. But from what is left of the wood he makes a god, his carved idol. He falls down before it, he worships it and prays to it and says, “Save me, for you are my god.”

“I have burned half of this log in the fire, and … baked bread on its coals and roasted meat and eaten it. Then I make the rest of it into an repulsive thing [to God]; I bow down [to worship] before a block of wood!”

What things are our idols? What kind of idols do we make for ourselves?

Is there a God besides Me? There is no other Rock; I know of none. (Isaiah 44:8b, AMP)

Prayer – Lord, show us who, or what we have in place as our idols and help us replace them with you, and you alone. Amen

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