The idol you love doesn’t love you back

We were thinking about idols of the heart last Sunday morning.  Over here there’s a great summary post from Justin Buzzard on idolatry, highlighting the emptiness of setting our hearts on idols that cannot satisfy.

Here’s what you need to know about your idol: That idol that you love? It doesn’t love you back. False gods don’t love you. Idols don’t keep their promises. Anything you worship and build your life on other than God will suck the life out of you and destroy you.

Jesus is the one master who will love you even when you fail him. Your idols don’t do that. Jesus is the one master who loved you when you were at your worst and who reigns over your life with perfect wisdom, power, and goodness. He’s the one master you can trust. Only he can give you freedom.

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