Daily Service: What/Who is your Idol?
From a recent book I was reading, I would like to share a thought with you. We all have idols in the sense that we put things and people ahead of God in our priorities. It could be a job, a car, a love interest, or even relentless pursuit of wealth.
Luke 18:22-23 NKJV So when Jesus heard these things, He said to him, “You still lack one thing. Sell all that you have and distribute to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me.”But when he heard this, he became very sorrowful, for he was very rich.
Luke 9: 23-24 AMP And He said to all, If any person wills to come after Me, let him deny himself [disown himself, forget, lose sight of himself and his own interests, refuse and give up himself] and take up his cross daily and follow Me [cleave steadfastly to Me, conform wholly to My example in living and, if need be, in dying also]. For whoever would preserve his life and save it will lose and destroy it, but whoever loses his life for My sake, he will preserve and save it [from the penalty of eternal death]. 
Luke 14:26-27 AMP If anyone comes to Me and does not hate his [own] father and mother [in the sense of indifference to or relative disregard for them in comparison with his attitude toward God] and [likewise] his wife and children and brothers and sisters—[yes] and even his own life also—he cannot be My disciple. Whoever does not persevere and carry his own cross and come after (follow) Me cannot be My disciple. 
Exodus 20:4-5 AMP You shall not make yourself any graven image [to worship it] or any likeness of anything that is in the heavens above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; You shall not bow down yourself to them or serve them; for I the Lord your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children to the third and fourth generation of those who hate Me, [Isa. 42:8; 48:11.]
 The New King James Version. (1982). (Lk 18:22–23). Nashville: Thomas Nelson.
 The Amplified Bible. (1987). (Lk 9:23–24). La Habra, CA: The Lockman Foundation.
 The Amplified Bible. (1987). (Lk 14:26–27). La Habra, CA: The Lockman Foundation.
 The Amplified Bible. (1987). (Ex 20:4–5). La Habra, CA: The Lockman Foundation.
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