Ponderings for June 29 2017

Do you know what is arguably the most discussed “sin-problem” in the Bible? You probably guessed it if you have been receiving and reading the Ponderings each day this week.

It is idolatry.

I am afraid what is prevalent in biblical times is still a big deal today.

I write this not to heap guilt (for if you are in Christ he has borne your guilt), but to remind us as believers we are the “bride of Christ” and how unhealthy it is to flirt with strangers when we are already spoken for. Not to mention that, quite often, our Lord calls himself “a jealous God.”

Enough from me. Here are some wise words, on the subject of idolatry, from someone much wiser than me:

The great Reformer John Calvin wrote, “The human heart is a factory of idols. Every one of us is, from his mother’s womb, an expert in inventing idols…The evil in our desire typically does not lie in what we want, but that we want it too much.”
Pastor Paul