“Be careful not to forget the covenant of the Lord your God that He made with you, and make an idol for yourselves in the shape of anything He has forbidden you. For the Lord your God is a consuming fire, a jealous God.”
Deuteronomy 4:23-24 HCSB
I had a friend once whose opinion about me grew to matter so much to me that I turned this friend into a bit of an idol. She was thinner, had more money, and sported a fabulous wardrobe. And then one day, we were no longer friends, the friendship obliterated in one fell swoop. Hurtful words were spoken, leaving me stunned and surprised.
Over time I came to realize this was an example of God removing one thing or person to replace it with something much better. Bonds were strengthened with others, and these became the iron sharpens iron relationships which point me toward God instead of turning my thoughts elsewhere.
God created us for community, but our community must always point us back to Him. Do you have a community of faithful believers who do this? Do you need to seek out a small group within your church?🚦
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