Ideal Image… Is That an Idol?

Ideals or Idols


Of what value is an idol carved by a craftsman? Or an image that teaches lies? For the one who makes it trusts in his own creation; he makes idols that cannot speak.

Habakkuk 2:18 NIV


You shall have no idols before Me, for I am a jealous God.

We know that. Yet do we live it?

Did you see that verse above? What value is an image that teaches lies?

Oh, that takes my breath away, as I see image after magnificent image… on the TV, in a magazine, under the grocery store headlines… scantily clad, perfect bodies that draw me into their perfect lies… you too?

Have I put these images of others as my ideal image for myself? Have I allowed it to become an idol that I chase? Relentlessly. Have you?

Diet. Exercise. Binge & purge. Procedures done. Surgery (contemplated or done). Is this really how so many of us choose to live today? So focused on US and OUR image of who we are supposed to be and how we are supposed to look that we forget HIM who made US?

Have you seen the Word of God describing what He has prepared just for you and me?

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