Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Fallen Idols

I'm reading in the book of Ezekiel right now, and today I was in chapter six.  Ezekiel is told to prophecy against the mountains of Israel.  God said He was going to bring a sword against the mountains and destroy all the high places.  The pagan altars would be demolished and the incense altars would be smashed. 

This passage made me think of the account in 1 Samuel chapter five about another fallen idol.  The Philistines had captured the Ark of the Covenant and put it in the temple of their god, Dagon, next to his statue.  The next morning, the people went to the temple and found the idol face down on the floor in front of the Ark.  They took Dagon and put him back in his place, but the next morning he was back on the floor, this time with his head and hands broken off.  That story makes me smile.  Can you picture it? How great is our God!

The thought of God smashing idols caused me to wonder. What if God said He was going to come and destroy all the pagan altars in my life, what would that look like? What if God took His sword and demolished all the pagan shrines in your life?  Would it be easy work because you don't have any idols, or would your world be turned upside down?

You must worship no other gods, for the LORD, whose very name is Jealous, is a God who is jealous about his relationship with you.  
Exodus 34:14

Who are you worshiping today?  Is it God alone or is it God and  . . .?  There is only room in your heart for one Lord.  Chose this day whom you will serve.


  1. Love It! Really, Really Love It! The story of Dagon Thrills my heart! I pray that God would shed light on any idols in my life and shatter them. Thank you!

  2. Hi Lisa - great visual. I'm now mentally imagining what God would find in my life. Excellent exercise.
    God bless

  3. I have always loved the story of God knocking over the idols! And wow, to think of God coming and knocking over the idols in my life. Oh boy! Thank you for making me thing!!

  4. Very convicting post Lisa! I sorta wish He would charge in destroy all things that aren't of and about Him... that would sure be a lot easier :)

  5. I am agreeing with Heidi...kinda wishing He would rid me of all other things but Him...


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