“The LORD graciously and lovingly wants you to feel dumb, to take your eyes off your idols and fix them on Him.”

March 17, 2019

Whether we realize it or not, each of us is prone to put our trust in idols instead of God. We look to idols to provide purpose and direction to our lives, to meet our wants and needs, and to be present with us to make us feel whole. The Bible presupposes that we are all idolators, so The LORD speaks to reveal the stupidity of our idol worship, and to draw us back to the source of our true hope: The LORD alone.

Application Questions

  1. What are some things that stir your emotions more than the truths of the gospel? What idols might be behind these emotions?
  2. Think about the most significant goal that you have for your life right now. Where did it come from? How do you know if it is a worthwhile goal to be pursuing?
  3. In what ways are the idols you are tempted by really the work of your own hands? How do these realizations impact the attractiveness of idols to you?

Zach Nix

Zach is a member of Cornerstone and serves as a teacher and non-vocational elder.

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