“Idol” Chatter

Some of my favorite passages in the book of Isaiah deal with the worship of idols, no, not American ones…they went off the air a couple of years ago. The people of God were consistently chasing after the idols or images that were being worshipped by the people in the area. God had strictly forbidden idol worship. In a bit of sarcasm, Isaiah says this about the idols in chapter 41: Show the things that are to come hereafter, That we may know that you are gods; Yes, do good or do evil, That we may be dismayed and see it together. 24 Indeed you are nothing, And your work is nothing; He who chooses you is an abomination. Isaiah is essentially asking the idols to produce something, to say something, to do something. But of course, the idols remain silent. The last sentence is pretty harsh. “He who chooses you (the idols) is an abomination.” I suppose that is because God doesn’t want to mince words when it comes to who or what we worship. God wants all of your worship and He isn’t willing to share it with a piece of wood or a carved stone….or a career, fame or any other more modern idol. Idols don’t speak but if we worship them it says something pretty loud and clear about us.



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