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Thursday, October 6, 2011

Masked Idolatry

“Ephraim has mixed himself among the peoples…” (Hosea 7.8a).  “They mingled with the Gentiles and learned their works; they served their idols which became a snare to them” (Psalm 106.35-36).  The same danger faces believers today.  What God provides is not meant to separate us from Him.  The material wealth or lack thereof, the abilities and opportunities, and the length of life that each enjoys are all stewardships to serve Him.  He must not be used so that we serve them.  That is nothing more than masked idolatry.  That which we have and are must only be a channel to find our satisfaction in Him and display it to others.  This is glorifying God.