Monday, July 02, 2012
Among the greatest risks to our spiritual lives is the risk of self-idolatry. Self-idolatry is the true nature of the destructive sort of pride. In the Genesis account of Eden, it was the call to make ourselves into idols that caused us to turn away from God, and then caused people to turn against each other. I have heard some Christian sermons preached about money as an idol; not so much about pride and self-worship. I don't think we take the commandment against idolatry seriously anymore. Maybe it's time we did.