Idols have been described as having feet, but cannot walk; hands, but cannot touch; ears, but cannot hear; eyes but cannot see. They have everything a human being has, but what they have are useless. There is no spirit, no life-giving force.
Why would humans create something that looks like themselves but is no good for anything else? I suppose it is because it looks like us. Is it like looking into a mirror? Imagining that this lifeless thing can do something for us? And after repeated requests, why would we continue to place our hope in such a thing?
Have you checked recently to determine what your idols are? Not too long ago you would be instructed to evaluate your checkbook. Where you spent your money would give you a good indication of your priorities in life. Of course, now with automatic payments your checkbook is probably not too accurate. So, let us look at a modern way for evaluation. Your cell phone.
You can find a place in your phone that tracks your usage. It will tell you the number of hours you spent on each ‘app’ or how many games you played. I was just thinking, what is our modern-day idol? Do you suppose the cell phone?
No, I do not want you to give up your cell phone. Rather, take a moment and find out how much time you spend on your phone. Would you consider spending 10% of that time either in prayer or reading the Bible each day? A good way to do that is set a reminder on your phone to send you an alarm. I believe it will work. If you cannot find the total minutes you are on your phone each, still, set a reminder. I would guess you will need thirty minutes.
May the Lord bless you in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen