The true God of the Bible wants to be sought. He wants us to know Him! He has revealed Himself to us in Scripture. But, as the Reformer John Calvin said, “man’s nature is a perpetual factory of idols.” Idolatry is a big issue in the Scriptures, and we want to look at several verses on this topic.
But first, I’d like to share with you a short video my daughter Amy did for me a number of years ago on the issue of idolatry:
Idolatry is very much alive with us today. I’m not talking about the silly worship of entertainers like “American Idol,” but our propensity to elevate good things to the level of ultimate things.
Timothy Keller in his book Counterfeit Gods makes the point that “[an idol] . . . is anything more important to you than God, anything that absorbs your heart and imagination more than God, anything you seek to give you what only God can give…”
We must constantly check our view of God with what God Himself reveals to us in His Word! Or . . . we might be guilty of . . .