Little Plastic Idols

I have been spending a lot of time in Isaiah 41 recently. Throughout the chapter the Lord challenges false gods and those who worship them. The basic thrust is that false gods are mute and impotent–because men have cast and carved them with their own hands. These idols have no power to speak or act or to foretell the future..
I can’t help but think that our idols today are often the same–made by men and unworthy of worship. Yet they capture the Father’s children, and as the Apostle has said we must keep ourselves from these idols. Things like new BlackBerry smart phones, for instance.

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About Danny Slavich

I am a Christian husband, father, pastor, and poet. I lead Pembroke Road Baptist Church a multi-cultural, multi-generational church in urban South Florida.
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3 Responses to Little Plastic Idols

  1. Lee says:

    … or things like golf balls, or even pianos (that one was particularly tough for me to let go of when I was younger).

    I’ve been working on memorizing a lot of Colossians 3, and the end of verse 5 is a real kicker – covetousness is idolatry!

  2. Danny Slavich says:

    …or BBQs, ping-pong tables, or Everybody Loves Raymond episodes. It’s an eclectic list.

  3. dad says:

    Fortunately cars (or guitars) don’t count….whew!

    Seriously, this is such a great lesson to learn early.
    You can waste so much of the energy that God has given you on “junk.”

    Eventually most all of us come to realize that all of that is vanity. Some of us wait longer than others, however.

    Enjoy the toys, but hold them loosely!

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