“I am the Lord; that is my name! I will not yield my glory to another or my praise to idols"
There are so many disguises of idols now a days. Things such as Facebook, video games, books, TV, computers, music, etc. can be our idols.
Lets look at what Webster's Dictionary definitions as an 'idol'.
1. An image, form or representation, usually of a man or other animal, consecrated as an object of worship; a pagan deity. Idols are usually statues or images, carved out of wood or stone, or formed of metals, particularly silver or gold.
The gods of the nations are idols.
2. An image.
Nor ever idol seemed so much alive.
3. A person loved and honored to adoration. The prince was the idol of the people.
4. Any thing on which we set our affections; that to which we indulge an excessive and sinful attachment.
Little children, keep yourselves from idols. 1 John.5.
An idol is any thing which usurps the place of God in the hearts of his rational creatures.
5. A representation. [Not in use.]
Wow. With all that we have these days I can say that I may have a few idols in my household. Time to re-evaluate my home and think about where PRAISE should be given.
Thank you Lord for the things you have given me, I will praise only you! For YOU are the only thing / man worthy of my PRAISE!