• Pastor James Yako

Knock Down Your Idols

He took away the foreign gods and the idol from the house of the Lord, and all the altars that he had built in the mount of the house of the Lord and in Jerusalem; and he cast them out of the city. 2 Chronicles 33:15

Can you keep a secret? I hope so because what you’re about to read cannot be leaked out to the world. Okay, get ready for it now……. I use to watch American Idol. If you’ve never seen it then let me explain to you the idea of the show. Singers from all over the country come together and compete against one another until America votes for their favorite vocalist. The winner gets a record deal, which propels their career to tour all over the world and gain fame.

I watched many seasons of this program until God showed me something that I never saw before. He explained to me that the winner will eventually get to the top of their profession and be glorified by millions of people. In acknowledging this truth, I realized that nobody should be glorified except for the Lord. Why do you think they call the show American IDOL? The reason is because many people magnify and glorify these singers and put them on a pedestal as an idol.

What really is an idol? It’s anything that you put above God in your life. Did you know that your cell phone could be an idol? If you’re obsessed with it and it’s hindering your relationship with God, then it’s an idol. Is there anything wrong with a cell phone? Absolutely not! However, it’s important that we prioritize our life. Always make God number one because there is nobody that compares to Him.

Deuteronomy 4:35- To you it was shown, that you might know that the Lord Himself is God; there is none other besides Him.

Deuteronomy 4:39- Therefore know this day, and consider it in your heart, that the Lord Himself is God in heaven above and on the earth beneath; there is no other.

In my first Scripture 2 Chronicles 33:15, we find Manasseh removing all the idols that were in the house of the Lord. We have to do the same. Remove those idols that are in your life. It’s time to clean house! Don’t let anything come between you and your God. Put the Lord first and knock down your idols.

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