On today’s episode, we build off of last week’s conversation on worship by discussing idolatry. Idolatry is a worship problem because idolatry is misplaced worship. Idolatry is not just worshipping a golden calf on a physical shrine. If we value, honor, and treasure anything or anyone more than God, we have an idolatry problem. Sometimes, idols are hard to identify because they are good things — they are good things that have become ultimate things that capture our hearts; affections. So ask yourself: what do I value, honor, and treasure? What consumes my time, energy, and thoughts? If this (whatever it may be) is taken away or doesn’t pan out the way I envisioned, will I be devastated? When we do this, we may be tempted to be feel hopeless, but there is a practical remedy for our idolatry problem. We can replace the idols in our hearts by being consumed by a greater affection — Jesus. We hope this conversation is helpful and encourages you on your journey to glorify God.
Resources mentioned in this episode:
- Ep. 15 A Life of Worship by Daily Grace
- Counterfeit Gods by Tim Keller
- Ep. 12 Social Media & the Gospel by Daily Grace
- “8 Signs Your Christianity is Too Comfortable” by The Gospel Coalition
- The Weight of Glory by C.S. Lewis
- “The Expulsive Power of a New Affection” by Thomas Chalmers
Scripture mentioned in this episode:
- Deuteronomy 6:4-5
- Exodus 20:2-6
- Exodus 32:1
- John 14:6
- Luke 16:13
- Psalm 115:4-8
- 2 Corinthians 3:18
- Colossians 3:5-6
- Romans 1:18
- Psalm 16:11
- Colossians 1:15-20
- Hebrews 1:4a
- Psalm 34:8
- Hebrew 3:12-14
- 1 Corinthians 10:14
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