Do you really think you can stand against the kingdom of the Lord led by the descendants of David?
Your army is vast indeed, but with you are those gold calves Jeroboam made as your gods.
2 Chronicles 13:8 NLT
I am the True and Living God—Unmade Maker, Uncreated Creator. I am the Potter; you are the clay. I made you, not the other way around. Do not forget this reality and begin to think of yourself as self-made; if you were, that would relieve Me of a tremendous responsibility!
How foolish it is to attempt to construct lifeless gods. How different they are from the Giver of life, breath, and every perfect gift. Idols may be convenient—it was “too much trouble” for Israelites to travel to the holy city. I challenge you to always travel the high road.
False gods of the heart are corrupting and degrading—I am holy and life-changing.
Idols are a waste of time—I am worthy of heartfelt worship.
Idols reflect the evil and selfish characteristics of people—I am absolutely holy.
Lesser gods are counterfeit—I am the Only Real God.
Idols are powerless—I am Unrivaled Sovereign of the cosmos.
Idols are relics of superstition—I am Ruler of time and eternity.
Idols can be manipulated—I am Director of life’s drama.
Idols are things made by people I made—I am Designer and Architect of the far-ranging universe.
Idols are ephemeral trinkets—I am Eternal Trinity.
Idols are mere lucky charms—I am the Lord of Glory and Master in charge of everything.
I am unlimited by time and space, unparalleled in your experience, unmatched in majesty, unsurpassed by earthly powers. Live humbly in My Presence—be truly wise!
© 2013 Johnny R. Almond
Pastor, Hull’s Memorial Baptist Church
Author, Gentle Whispers from Eternity