Who or What Do You Worship?


Quick Old Testament back story, King Ahaz of Judah did evil and so "This occurred because the people of Israel had sinned against the Lord their God, who had brought them up out of the land of Egypt from under the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt. They had worshiped other gods and walked in the customs of the nations whom the Lord drove out before the people of Israel, and in the customs that the kings of Israel had introduced. The people of Israel secretly did things that were not right against the Lord their God..." -2 Kings 17: 7-9

Assyria then resettles Samaria with a mixture of five other nations along with the gods of each nation.  A melting pot of sorts.  Here is what really stands out to me, 

"So these nations worshiped the Lord, but also served their carved images; to this day their children and their children’s children continue to do as their ancestors did." 2 Kings 17:41

How are you worshiping the Lord today?  But also... what are your carved images that you are worshiping?  Or your parents taught you to worship?  Or you are teaching your children to worship?

Are you teaching your children about financial security, savings, improving things financially for the next generation... and not investing in their souls?  Their relationship with God is more important than their security... YOUR relationship with God is more important than your security.  

What are the carved images in your life?

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