How much security do we place in the things of this world? It is a question I ponder today. I wonder if sometimes I find more security in the things of this world than God. Do I trust more in door locks and a camera doorbell to protect me or a debit card to provide for me than God?
These are modern day idols that can divert our faith in God’s protection and provision. Habakkuk warns us that these are merely human crafted idols that can become idols we worship. In Habakkuk 2:18, he wrote: “What profit is the idol when its maker has carved it, Or an image, a teacher of falsehood? For its maker trusts in his own handiwork When he fashions speechless idols (NASB).”
Ultimately the things we surround ourselves with in this life, the things we trust in instead of God, are idols of our own making. In and of themselves they are not bad for all things come from God. But they become idols when we worship them, when we put more faith in them than God. We need to remain vigilant each and every day that the things of this world do not become our idols.
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