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Friday, May 27, 2011

Habakkuk 2:18

"What good is an idol carved by man,
        or a cast image that deceives you?
How foolish to trust in your own creation--
a god that can't even talk! "

It is pure foolishness to trust in that which cannot last.  Money comes and goes.  The best engineered buildings and bridges will collapse in time.  People are here today and gone tomorrow.  Even the flowers of the field see decay.  All things will come to an end unless they are being sustained by the Infinite Yes.

All those who trust in things they have made themselves will become just like them:  lifeless, silent, and temporary.  This is idolatry.  It isn't just making little statuettes and bowing down to them, but it is to trust in anything you create and sustain independent of the Eternal Trinity, whether it be money, or relationships, or your physical appearance, or even your reputation, fame and popularity.

You only become that which you reflect.  If your eyes desire wealth, you may become wealthy, but you will also become lifeless.  If your eyes desire beauty, you may obtain beauty, but you will also be lifeless.  If your eyes desire a husband or wife, you may have one, but the marriage will be troubled for where is Love?  That is only contained within the immortal God.  Therefore I tell you, turn your eyes toward Heaven and gaze upon the Father and He will grant you life, love, and peace for He is all these things.

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