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Idol Talk

Jacob has come to the realization that Haran is no longer a place that is welcoming. Things have gotten tough for him and God reveals that it is time to head back to the promised land. It the hubbub of moving, Rachel took her father’s household gods. We aren’t told why, but what we come to realize is that the world offers many gods that try to satisfy an otherwise empty heart. But on the way to the promised land we should put away the idols of the heart, those things that have taken God’s rightful place as king of our lives, heart and affection. As the hymn states, we are to “break down every idol, cast out every woe, now wash me and I shall be wither than snow.” Are there any lingering idols that have stolen your affection?