November 10, 2021
“The idols of the nations are of silver and gold, made by human hands. They have mouths but cannot speak, eyes, but cannot see. They have ears but cannot hear; indeed, there is no breath in their mouths. Those who make them are just like them, as are all who trust in them.” – Psalm 135:15-18
Have you ever heard the phrase, “you are what you eat”? Well, Psalm 135 shows us that a much more accurate statement would be, “you are what you worship.” In ancient times, people would craft idols of silver and gold and then bow down and worship them. These statues were made by the people and the people worshiped their own creation. The idols had eyes, ears, and mouths but couldn’t see, hear, or speak. So, the psalmist concludes that anyone who would worship such a powerless thing is just as blind, deaf, and dumb as the statue itself.
This statement is just as accurate today as it was then. Whatever it is that you devote the most time to, think about throughout the day, or rely on whenever times get tough is your idol. And you only have as much power as whatever that thing is that you put your faith in. You are only as strong as whatever it is you worship. With that being said, shouldn’t we all desire to worship the One who sees all, hears all, and speaks the final word over all creation? I encourage you today, cast down your powerless idols and worship God alone. Only then will you have the strength you need to stand strong in this dark world.
Almighty God, open our eyes to the idols in our lives. Give us the wisdom to turn away from anything that isn’t You. We desire to worship You and You alone!
In Christ’s Service,
Pastor Shane Cannon