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California Idols: Exposing Idols, part 1

california idols- exposing them

I have an idol…actually, I have a few

…and so do you.

As long as we wait for God to perfect us, we will fight against the temptation to worship anything but God…the key is that we actually fight.  Believers have been freed from being enslaved to these idols and can actually worship God.  Those who haven’t put their trust in Jesus are still enslaved to these idols.

Are you fighting?

Part of fighting an enemy is actually knowing who your enemy is. It would have been hard to win World War II if we had invaded Antarctica instead of Normandy.  We must know our enemy to fight it.

It’s very easy to know your enemy when they’re dropping bombs on your boat.  But exposing the idols of your heart is actually very hard.  It’s hard because idols specialize in deceiving you.  At first, we are usually blind to the idols of our heart.  Even if we see them, we usually don’t see how deep they go…we only see the tip of the iceberg.  Jeremiah 17:9 says, “the heart is deceitful above all else, who can know it?”  Idols are great at hiding and are hard to uncover.  Yet, to fight them, we must expose them.

So…how do we figure out what the core idols of our heart are so that we can stop worshiping them?

We’re going to answer this question over the next several weeks.  But before I give my thoughts, I would love to hear what you think.

How do we find and expose the hidden idols of our heart so that we can fight them?