You shall have no other gods before me. 4 You shall not make for yourself an idol in the

form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below.

Exodus 20:3-4

 

So do not corrupt yourselves by making an idol in any form—whether of a man or a

woman, 17 an animal on the ground, a bird in the sky, 18 a small animal that scurries

along the ground, or a fish in the deepest sea. 19 And when you look up into the sky

and see the sun, moon, and stars—all the forces of heaven—don’t be seduced into

worshiping them. Deuteronomy 4:16-19 NLT

 

What good is it for a man to gain the whole world, yet forfeit his soul?  Mark 8:36

 

DETHRONING THE IDOLS OF OUR SOULS

 

1) IDENTIFY THE IDOLS OF OUR SOULS.

Who may ascend the hill of the Lord? Who may stand in his holy place? 4 He who has

clean hands and a pure heart, who does not lift up his soul to an idol. Psalm 24:3-4

 

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2) TEAR DOWN OUR IDOLS.

…Tear down your father’s altar to Baal and cut down the Asherah pole beside it.  Judges 6:25

 

21 Jesus looked at him and loved him. “One thing you lack,” he said. “Go, sell

everything you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then

come, follow me.” Mark 10:21

 

3) FILL YOUR SOUL WITH GOD.

2 My soul yearns, even faints, for the courts of the Lord; my heart and my flesh cry out

for the living God. Psalm 84:2

 

9 For (God) satisfies the longing soul, and the hungry soul he fills with good things. Psalm 107:9 ESV

 

As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, O God. 2 My soul thirsts for God, for the living God… Psalm 42:1-2

 

Turn your eyes upon Jesus,

Look full in his wonderful face.

And the things of the earth will grow strangely dim.

In the light of His glory and grace.

Helen H. Lemmel, 1922

 

TALK IT OVER

– What idols of your soul do you need to tear down?

– How has your soul been poisoned by your idols?

– What steps will you take to fill your soul with God?