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Destroying Idols in Our Heart

 14.7.11

King Asa of Judah Destroying Idols by Françoise de Nomé

“Dear children, keep yourselves from idols” (1 John 5:21)

Calvin said it well: “Hence we may infer, that man’s nature, so to speak, is a perpetual factory of idols.”

That is you and I. Yes, you and I are not only busy cooking, and planning our homeschool year, and keeping a clean house, and helping our friends in need; we are not only busy with all the errands that make up our day to day life. We are, sad to say, busy forging idols in our hearts.

Idolatry is a sin, a very dangerous sin, which kills us, and draws out the sap of our lives little by little, if we don’t do something about it.


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If I am happy it is because of God! God, in His sovereign grace, has called me out of darkness into His Admirable light. He has opened my eyes and has shown me the way to Eternal Life. He has set my feet on a journey, and now I am walking Daily on My Way to Heaven. I did not find Jesus, He found me. I did not seek Him, yet He called me. I did not love Him, yet He loved me. I deserved death and He gave me Life. This is the place where I keep a journal of my life under His sun and by His grace!
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"It becomes us to spend this life only as a journey toward heaven... to which we should subordinate all other concerns of life. Why should we labor for or set our hearts on anything else, but that which is our proper end and true happiness?"

Jonathan Edwards

"I am still pondering God's greatness in His creation. I have so many questions that I would like to ask the Lord about the universe, creation, the fall of man... But when I'm in heaven, I wonder if I will even remember them. At that time, being in the presence of God will be enough. I'm thankful that I can look forward to that day."

-Persis

“Heaven is not here, it’s There. If we were given all we wanted here, our hearts would settle for this world rather than the next. God is forever luring us up and away from this one, wooing us to Himself and His still invisible Kingdom, where we will certainly find what we so keenly long for.”

- Elisabeth Elliot, Keep a Quiet Heart



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