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Junk Doesn’t Work!
AUGUST 30, 2023
Daily Reading – Psa. 114-118 / 1 Cor. 4
Psalm 115:4 Their idols are silver and gold, the work of men’s hands.
GETTING INTO GOD’S WORD:
I get aggravated with things when they do not work like they are supposed to. Computers are a great tool, WHEN THEY WORK. They are 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 would do. I spend more time updating the software and rebooting just to make the update work. Sometimes e-mails do not go out like they should, and many times I get a lot of junk e-mail I wish I had never received from the sender. I purchased software to protect me from hackers and thieves. Still, after all that, for no apparent reason, they will 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 is 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. Sort of like a computer that looks good on a desk, until you turn it on and it does not 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!
GETTING GOD’S WORD INTO ME:
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 are 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?
“Getting people into the Word of God…
… and the Word of God into people.”
Dr. Franklin J. Senters Th.D.
Founder and Executive Director