Posted by: Matt Rice | 08/01/2009

Good Thing, God Thing, Bad Thing

I heard Mark Driscoll preach on idolatry at the Advance 09 Conference in Durham last month. It was an incredible sermon. He said, and I agree, that idolatry is the number one sin facing us today. Sure we are not carving out statues, carving out images or the like as they did in the Old Testament.

However, what we are doing in the west is taking a good thing and making it a God thing, which equals a bad thing. Clothes. They are a good thing, can become a God thing and this is a bad thing. Your spouse. A spouse is a good thing, can become a God thing and that is a bad thing. You get the picture.

God is a jealous God. He created us to worship him. Let’s enjoy the good things but not worship them. That would be a bad thing.

Worship God. That is a Good Thing.

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