Strike Down all the idols

Strike Down All the Idols

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Isaiah 44:8-9
18 ‘Do not tremble and do not be afraid; Have I not long since announced it to you and declared it? And you are My witnesses. Is there any God besides Me, Or is there any other Rock? I know of none.

9 Those who fashion a graven image are all of them futile, and their precious things are of no profit; even their own witnesses fail to see or know, so that they will be put to shame.

In closing, I want to remind you that we often think we are idol free. We think idol worship is something of the old days or out in the Far East.

Our worries, however, reveal the presence of idols. Because of our wealth and flourishing society, we think we can handle everything. We think we live a God–free life. We ourselves are the new cast of idols. 1 John 5:21 says,

"Little children, guard yourselves from idols."

God is going to knock every idol down. Some will go earlier than others, but they all will come down. Perhaps some of you can sense things falling apart even now. Now is the time to humble yourself and put your full trust in the Living God.

We are to lift up God, His magnificent Name, rather than quietly bragging about our own abilities and resources.

Isaiah 44:11-17
11 Behold, all his companions will be put to shame, for the craftsmen themselves are mere men. Let them all assemble themselves, let them stand up, let them tremble, let them together be put to shame.12 The man shapes iron into a cutting tool, and does his work over the coals, fashioning it with hammers, and working it with his strong arm. He also gets hungry and his strength fails; he drinks no water and becomes weary.

13 Another shapes wood,
16 Half of it he burns in the fire; over this half he eats meat as he roasts a roast, and is satisfied. He also warms himself and says, "Aha! I am warm, I have seen the fire."

There is no wiser step forward then to trust in the Trustworthy One and cast aside all those things that have or will fail you.

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