Thoughts for the Day

Monday, 11th January 2021: Putting God first

God Psalm 97 Worship

Reading : Verses from Psalm 97

Idols

The Lord is king! Let the earth rejoice....

The heavens proclaim his righteousness;
and all the peoples' behold his glory.
All worshippers of images are put to shame,
those who make their boast in worthless idols;
all gods bow down before him....

For you, O Lord, are most high over all the earth;
you are exalted far above all gods.

(Church in Wales Lectionary, New Revised Standard Version)


Thoughts

God has always expected commitment from His people, and that's where problems occur for many of us. We put other things in front of our relationship with God, sometimes because we feel they should be of primary importance, and sometimes because we don't realise how we have placed them as idols. Can we be honest and see what we have turned into idols?

Of course God becomes more important at certain times of our life, perhaps when we find a soul-mate, or have a baby, or someone becomes very ill. But what happens after that? Is it like ditching a friend after we totally rely on them?


Prayer

Heavenly Father,
help us to be honest with ourselves;
see where we place our priorities;
and then re-assess them.
May we turn to You now
and in the future,
knowing that You will
always be there for us.
Amen.


Follow Up Thoughts

You might like to look up this site aimed at teenagers (but useful for us all), to find out more about idolatry and how we're all in the habit of making things into idols: https://412teens.org/qna/what-is-idolatry.php

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