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Hidden Idols

No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.

Luke 16:13 (NIV)

To better understand if we are idolaters, we need to go deep to see what controls our lives and our behaviors. If there is one thing without which our life has no meaning or one thing for which we are ready to give up or sacrifice everything, it is idolatry, even if we want to convince otherwise.

Most Christians think that by speaking of two masters, Jesus was referring to two people who rule and control. But, He meant everything that enslaves us, everything that affects our decision-making and our motivations. It's when we get to that point that we become idolaters. These idols can be appreciation from others, financial security and comfort, power over others, absolute attention from husband/wife, etc. You see, it's not who tells you to do or not to do, but what controls your emotions.

So today I encourage you to judge yourself in order to find your hidden idols and get rid of them. However, you should know that no idol can be removed, but it can be replaced. The only idol that can fill your heart and keep you from losing control when things go wrong is Jesus. To suppress your idol, invite Him to take place in your heart and you will no longer be a slave to any other master.

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