Thursday, July 17, 2014

Dee Brestin, Idol Lies

Dee Brestin speaks about Idol Lies. Today on the Moody Radio, Dee as a special guest spoke about idol lies. She tells us that God wants a relationship with us on an individual level as we can image as a 'marriage'. He wants this from all of us - men and women. He wants us to turn to him first and foremost when we have trouble in our life, sadness, strife and loneliness.  Dee asked if there is one thing we can't live without... if there is, likely it is replacing God and it is an idol, worse it is adultery. This is the adultery that is related to us in the Bible. Because, when we neglect and or reject God, and loving someone or something else before Him, we are adulterers, and idol worshipers. 
Read the work of or listen to Dee Brestin speak and find out that though it is difficult to admit to our loves/lovers, once we do open up about those things/persons that replace God in our life, we become free to love Him. Free indeed!
 To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, "if you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth and the truth will set you free." Thy answered him, "We are Abraham's descendants and have never been slaves of anyone. How can you say that we shall be set free?" Jesus replied, "I tell you the truth, everyone who sins is s slave to sin. Now a slave has no permanent place in the family, but a son belongs to it forever. So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed." John 8 31-35.

Anyone who is a slave to sin (idolatry/adultery) will not be free. Many of us think have in our mind a hierarchy of sins... murder usually being first among Christians. However, if you check the Ten Commandments, you will see that the number one sin is idolatry. “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. You shall have no other gods before Me."
Adultery is number 7 and most think that it means to be loyal to your spouse. No, it means to not put others before God. He is a jealous God and we should remember this. Adultery is a form of idolatry. Adultery,as I understood Dee Brestin and which I agree with, is actually best understood as turning away from the one true love - God. It is similar to idolatry but different in that we may not be worshiping another God/image but we simply do not turn to God for anything. We turn to other things/persons to save us to ease our pain to love us. God is our everything!
Again, the number one commandment is that we should not worship other Gods/images and number seven is adultery which reminds us to not turn from the one true love. Because, He love us and in Him we are free indeed!

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