Psalm 115:4 Their idols are silver and gold, the work of men’s hands.
I get aggravated with things when they don’t work like they’re supposed to. Computers are a great tool, WHEN THEY WORK. They’re also the point of some of my greatest frustrations. I spend time loading and reloading programs trying to make them do what the advertiser said they’d do. I spend more time updating the software, and then rebooting the thing to make the update work. Sometimes e-mails don’t go out like they should, and many times I get a lot of junk e-mail that I wish had not gone out from the sender. I’ve purchased software to protect it from hackers and thieves. Still, after all that, for no apparent reason, they’ll just quit working. I just want to kick it to the curb when that happens because this JUNK DOESN’T WORK.
As I read through Psalm 115 I thought to myself, that’s how I would feel about the idols mentioned in verse 4. It says; “Their idols are silver and gold, the work of men’s hands.” When thinking about them, they probably look really pretty. All carved, molded, polished and worth only what gold and silver is worth that day. They’re like a computer that looks good on a desk, until you turn it on and it doesn’t work. The verses that follow say these idols have eyes, ears, noses, feet, hands, and a mouth, none of which work. It also says, they that make them, are just as smart as the idol they make. It should be plain for everyone to see that this JUNK DOESN’T WORK! God is the only GOD!
What do we worship that DOESN’T WORK? Wealth, health, cars, homes, jobs, or positions in life? All of these things are ok to have, if we know they’re not to be worshiped. Our God in heaven provides all of these things. None of these things ever works as a god.
Where is your focus?
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