The world has it reversed when it shows peace comes when we have enough money, possessions, security systems, insurance, etc. If someone begins from that stand point , he will never have enough of those items. When we begin with God and express gratitude for what we do have; that is when we experience peace! Philippians 4:6 reads, “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.” As we pray with that verse, we can recognize our every need is met by God.
Man has been warned against idolatry since Biblical times. Idols of today sometime appear more subtle than in ancient time. Possessions, status, people and self-aggrandizement are popular deities of today and many are guilty of worshipping these false gods. Joy and peace come from “not” bowing down to those, but knowing the one God!
Exodus 20:4-5 reads, “You shall not make for yourself an idol in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the fathers to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me.”
Today, I will watch what I worship.