Part 8 – Idols and Family
If you’re relating to God on an “if” basis, you love something more than Him. That is idolatry.
How does it get into families? Jealousy
Colossians 3.5: covetousness (jealousy) is idolatry
Idolatry: exalting the secondary to the place of the primary.
Jealousy: the disparaging desire for or sense of entitlement to what I deem is the success of someone else.
Appearance idolizes bodies.
Achievement idolizes performance.
Assets idolize image (31.1-2)
First step: repent from idols and turn to living God (1 Thes. 1.9-10)
- Settled Identity
- Pursue Perspective
- Battle Sin (wield the sword with prayer)