Wednesday, 25 October 2017
Idols ( Exodus 20 v 3 ]
T.Keller in his book ,'How to find your rival gods',,writes the following.
''Many a person thinks he has God and everything he needs when he has
money and property , in them he trusts and of them he boasts so stubbornly
and securely that he cares for no one. Surely such a man also has a god -
mammon by name, that is , money and possessions - on which he fixes his
hole heart. It is the most common idol on earth. He who has money and
property feels secure , happy , fearless , as if were sitting in the midst of
paradise. On the other hand, he who has nothing doubts and despairs as if
had never heard of God. Very few there are who are cheerful , who do not
fret and complain ,if they do not have mammon. This desire for wealth clings
and cleaves to our nature all the way to the grave.''
But God said to him, 'You fool, you will die
this night. Then who will get everything
you worked for?. Yes a person is a fool to
store up earthly wealth, but not have a rich
relationship with God.
( Luke 12 v 20 - 21 )