Who Is Your God?

I heard something in a sermon recently that made me think.

The most important decision we make in our lives is how we answer the question – who is your god?

Who is our god?  Is our god sports, family, TV, or education?  Is our god the identity we have created for ourselves?  At the end of 1 John, the Apostle says guard yourselves from idols.  For me, the concept of idols started with statues that we bow down to but as God opened my eyes I saw that is was much more.  An idol is any thing that I place above Him and one of the things I placed above Him was family.  It sounds silly to me now but it was what I worshiped.  I placed the ideal family above God and almost everything else in my life.  God had to tear that idol down to begin to give me a new life in Him.

1 John 5:21 – Little children, guard yourselves from idols.

Other idols I know I struggle with include self-reliance, loneliness, and knowledge.  As I find idols in my life, God begins to tear them down and these specific idols are in various stages of being destroyed in my life.  I am sure there will be many more idols found.

The human heart is an idol factory.  –John Calvin