Tag: idols

"How do we relate to God? Do we seek Him mainly in times of trouble, searching for answers in our distress...but ignoring Him during our seasons of celebration? Are we like the Israelites of old? Easily swayed by the idols of our age, including such things as busyness, success, and influence?"
~ Amy Boucher Pye
"Much of the American church has abandoned the idea that people's desires need to be transformed. Instead, we try to figure out what people desire, and then we tell them that Jesus is the way to get it. That's how we get people to come to our churches. But we rarely get to the place where we point out that what we should desire most is Jesus Himself."
~ Skye Jethani
"I think in many cases today, we've actually made our goals and dreams into idols. We'll pursue our dreams to the detriment of our relationship with Jesus. Jesus didn't say 'take up your cross, and follow your dreams'...just saying."
~ Phil Vischer