Category Archives: Idolatry

· July 28, 2014

As a belt clings to a person’s waist, so I created Judah and Israel to cling to me,” says the LORD. “They were to be my people, my pride, my glory – an honor to my name. But they would not listen to me.”
Jeremiah 13:11 (NLT)

A belt usually fits fairly tight around one’s waist. This passage is a clear picture of how close the Lord is willing to cling to His people. We ought to cling back just as tightly, unlike Judah and Israel, who would not listen to the Lord.

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· April 3, 2014

They exchanged the glory of God for the image of an ox that eats grass.
Psalm 106:20

Consider where you may be exchanging the glory of God for something paltry, and turn around.

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· March 25, 2014

Blessed is the man who makes the LORD his trust, who does not turn to the proud, to those who go astray after a lie!
Psalm 40:4 (ESV)

Put your trust in God, and nothing or no one else.

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· February 13, 2014

They served their idols, which became a snare to them.
Psalm 106:36

Consider the definition of the word idol.
Evaluate anything like this you intentionally or unintentionally serve, so as to not be caught in a snare.

1. an image or other material object representing a deity to which religious worship is addressed.
2. an image of a deity other than God.
3. any person or thing regarded with blind admiration, adoration, or devotion: Madame Curie had been her childhood idol.
4. a mere image or semblance of something, visible but without substance, as a phantom.
5. a figment of the mind; fantasy.

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· November 26, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving! The Daily Verse will resume on Monday, December 2, 2014.

If you’re looking for some insightful reading over the holiday, the EVANGELII GAUDIUM from Pope Francis which can be found “here.”

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· September 16, 2013

The LORD is my strength and my shield, in whom my heart trusts. I am helped, so my heart rejoices; with my song I praise him.
Psalm 28:7

Be reminded that the Lord is our strength and shield, the only One deserving of our trust and praise!

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· September 11, 2013

Put to death, then, the parts of you that are earthly: immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and the greed that is idolatry.
Colossians 3:5

Greed is the inordinate desire to possess wealth, goods, or objects of abstract value with the intention to keep it for one’s self, far beyond the dictates of basic survival and comfort. It is applied to a markedly high desire for and pursuit of wealth, status, and power. If you recognize this in your life, ask God to grant you the mercy and grace to redirect your desires toward Kingdom priorities.

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· August 19, 2013

They served their idols, which became a snare to them.
Psalm 106:36

Consider the things that make their way to the front of the line in your heart. Be reminded that anything that you idolize will ultimately be a snare, even if in the short term it seems harmless. Therefore, consistently realign your priorities and ensure that God is Who you put in front of anything or anyone else.

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· March 19, 2013

Now if you are ready when you hear the sound of the horn, pipe, lyre, trigon, harp, bagpipe, and every kind of music, to fall down and worship the image that I have made, well and good.
Daniel 3:!5

Most of our common worldly circumstances would suggest, “well and good,” when we abide by their ways. However, let us remain true to our Constant, our Healer, our Provider, and stand up in the face of idolatry, whether that be Whom we worship, or the temptations we come into contact with.

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· March 14, 2013

They exchanged the glory of God for the image of an ox that eats grass.
Psalm 106:20

Don’t settle for less than God’s best.

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