Weeding Out Idols
“And Jesus, looking at him, loved him, and said to him, ‘You lack one thing: go, sell all that you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven, and come, follow me.’” Mark 10:21
In this conversation between Jesus and a rich young man, we see the stronghold of material possessions. When asked to loosen his grip on his possessions, the rich man made a horrible decision. He calculated that treasure on earth was more important than following the Son of God. He choose the temporal over the eternal. Jesus, knowing that this man was in bondage to his money, began to root out this idol. This young man did not believe the words of God. Has the Lord targeted an idol in your life? Chances are great that if you are walking with Him daily He is addressing idolatry and pride in your life. Listen to Him. Jettison all objects in your life that are hindering your walk with Him.
- Oh Lord, take my life and weed out anything that is unpleasant to You. Give me a trusting and obedient heart that will joyfully lay down all the stumbling blocks in my life. Help me to follow You fully.