Healthy Idolatry

Idolatry is something we hear about with some regularity in church, yet it still works its way into our lives in many insidious ways. It’s a constant struggle because we are creatures who must live for something. We have a great need for worth and value so we set the trajectory of our lives on achieving a position, a person, a status, or a possession. This thing has our allegiance, we desire it above all else. We’re sure that when we have it our black and white life will be filled with color. What is the thing which you long for most? The answer to that question reveals your particular idol.

Every idol is unhealthy. This thing which we’ve ascribed ultimate value to is incapable of giving us the satisfaction for which we long. The one sad truth about idols is this – they always disappoint. Therefore, our souls are crushed when our idols inevitably fail to meet our expectations.

There is, however, one healthy idol. Please, with all of your energy and all of your might, idolize Jesus Christ. Be absolutely mesmerized, transfixed, and obsessed with the Lord. “Taste and see that the Lord is good!” He is the idol you were created to idolize.

As for me, I shall behold your face in righteousness; when I awake, I shall be satisfied with your likeness.
-Psalm 17:15

May you pursue the Savior until the only idol you desire is Christ!

For His glory and fame,
Dustin

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