Good Morning Warrior!
Word for the Day:
“The Snare of Idolatry”
Text: Nehemiah 5:7
“After serious thought, I rebuked the nobles and rulers, and said to them, “Each of you is exacting usury from his brother.” So I called a great assembly against them.”
Beware of “The Snare of Idolatry,” that’s what’s on our menu for Breakfast this morning!
The same idolatry of self-worship that led them into captivity by Babylon has now returned to the nobles and rulers among the exiles!
Those who were once Slaves have now made their brethren Slaves by their usury and oppression.
Do you see how deceptive idolatry is! It takes everything it can from others and gives them nothing, but slavery!
This is what the devil does; he’s a taker not a giver…
These nobles were imitating the devil when they should have been imitating their God as His People. God is a Giver not a taker. That’s What Love Does, It Gives and Shares….
Their fathers “shared manna with each other,” in the wilderness so everyone who gathered had enough for their family (Exod.16:18).
And now, the nobles and rulers are “loaning, and charging heavy interest on these loans,” to their brethren.
Oh how deceptive this “old nature” of idolatry is! It snares us and turns us from worshiping God to worshiping our self interests!
Love is the cure for this sin; not a shot, not a vaccine, but a lifestyle of imitating our Commander and King Jesus!
He IS The Perfect and Eternal Giver of every good and perfect gift (James 1:17).
“He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?” (Rom.8:32).
The Faithful Warrior Loves and Imitates their Commander and King as a son and daughter imitate their parents:
“Therefore be imitators of God as dear children.
And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling aroma.”(Eph.5:1-2).
Our Daily Walk with God in His Light of Love, (1John 1:7), keeps you and I far from this snare of idolatry - and guards you and I from any sneak attack of the enemy!
So beware of the snare of idolatry my fellow Warrior. Remember that You Own Nothing in this world but You Manage Everything for God’s Glory. Oooooh Rah!
Warrior at your side,
Jesus and Billy