I am very blessed. Every Thursday night I get to have fellowship with a group of godly young women. Currently, our leader Jane is leading us through the book of Habakkuk. Today I was reading chapter 2 and verses 18-20 really stuck out to me.
18 “Of what value is an idol carved by a craftsman?
Or an image that teaches lies?
For the one who makes it trusts in his own creation;
he makes idols that cannot speak.
19 Woe to him who says to wood, ‘Come to life!’
Or to lifeless stone, ‘Wake up!’
Can it give guidance?
It is covered with gold and silver;
there is no breath in it.”
20 The LORD is in his holy temple;
let all the earth be silent before him.
Sadly, whether I want to admit it or not, it is true. There are idols in my life. We each create our own idols. But how can we discern these idols in our lives?
David Clarkson came up with 13 questions to help us understand what idols are inhibiting us from growing in our relationship with the Lord.
1. What do you most highly value?
2. What do you think about by default?
3. What is your highest goal?
4. To what or whom are you most committed?
5. Who or what do you love the most?
6. Who or what do you trust or depend upon the most?
7. Who or what do you fear the most?
8. Who or what do you hope in and hope for most?
9. Who or what do you desire the most? Or, what desire makes you most angry or makes you despair when it is not satisfied?
10. Who or what do you most delight in, your greatest joy and treasure?
11. Who or what captures your greatest zeal?
12. To whom or for what are you most thankful?
13. For whom or what great purpose do you work?
I pray that the Lord will reveal my idols to me and that He will help to remove them from my life.
What are you going to do about the idols in your life?