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Proverbs of a 40 yr. old man-Idols are everywhere series

Don't let sin rule your body. After all, your body is bound to die, so don't obey its desires or let any part of it become a slave of evil. Give yourselves to God, as people who have been raised from death to life. Make every part of your body a slave that pleases God. Kill every desire for the wrong kind of sex. Don't be immoral or indecent or have evil thoughts. Don't be greedy, which is the same as worshiping idols. Amen. It's amazing how greed can exacerbate all other sinful desires making you a slave to excess and out of control. Replacing your devotion to God with fleeting pleasures and crippling addiction. Lifeless idols steal your life and vigor leaving with ashes and crumbs to live from. It's the poor, deluded fool that feeds on ashes. He trusts something that can’t help him at all. Yet he cannot bring himself to ask, “Is this idol that I’m holding in my hand a lie?” Let him not deceive himself with trust in emptiness, for emptiness will be his reward. Many people have exchanged the truth about God for a lie because they want to please themselves. They would rather worship and serve created things rather than the Creator. Look at what The Scriptures say about the house of Jacob starting in Isaiah 2:6, You, LORD, have abandoned your people, the descendants of Jacob. They are full of superstitions from the East; they practice divination like the Philistines and embrace pagan customs. Their land is full of silver and gold; there is no end to their treasures. Their land is full of horses; there is no end to their chariots. Their land is full of idols; they bow down to the work of their hands, to what their fingers have made. Amen. Is that not how it is now in this modern age? We worship things we have made with our own hands thinking it has brought us life and vitality. But greed has turned even our modern-day inventions as idols that we worship daily. Computers, phones, cars, TV, sports, and so much more have become lifeless idols that never satisfy the soul and enslaves our flesh. Oh, how foolish are those who manufacture idols. These prized objects are really worthless. The people who worship idols don’t know this, so they are all put to shame. Who shapes a god and casts an idol, which can profit nothing? All who worship idols will be disgraced along with all these craftsmen—mere humans— who claim they can make a god. They may all stand together, but they will stand in terror and shame. Amen. God made wood for use and consumption, and many of the ancients made idols out of wood to worship. But it's no different than today with the increase of invention and ingenuity we begin to worship the creations of man than the sure Word of God. Little children, keep yourselves from idols. Idols are everywhere and greed is the fire that ignites so many other wicked desires. The Spirit of Christ constantly living in us will keep us from becoming dead in mind and spirit like the idols of this world. Want to talk about robots and AI as the final piece of this series we are on. The world is obsessed with robots have AI. A modern idol fashion in the very image of man. To be continued...

Study Exodus 20:3


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