Sunday, May 13, 2012

May 14, 2012

"King Nebuchadnezzar made an image of gold, sixty cubits high and six cubits wide, and set it up on the plain of Dura in the province of Babylon."  Daniel 3:1

Nebuchandnezzar was a very powerful king!

Apparently he had a powerful ego as well. A 90 foot tall ego, are you kidding me? And solid gold?

Who was he tyring to impress? Other than everyone.

What possesses a person to erect a 90 foot tall gold idol to himself and expect everyone to bow down before it?

I guess it is incredible arrogance that does something like that. Obviously it is a massive amount of pride.

Where does such arrogance and pride come from?

Oh, yea, I know - sin!

The root of sin is idolatry, afterall. It is the violation of the First Commandment to love God with all your heart and to have no other gods before Him.

Sin is loving self more than God. Sin is placing selfish desires or selfish interests ahead of desires for God.

As impressive as a 90 foot tall golden image would be, it was not that idol which was the problem. The problem was the idol on the inside. It always is!

If you are bowing down to anything other god than the God of the Bible, you are guilty of idolatry. The problem is the idol within - not the idol outside.