A Path to Freedom - Believing and Obeying God's Word to Promote Healing
IDOLS 

1.  I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery.  You shall have no other gods before (besides) me.  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.  You shall not bow down to them or worship them, for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the fathers to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, but showing love to a thousand generations of those who love me and keep my commandments.   Deuteronomy 5:6-10 

2.  I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery.  You shall have no other gods before (besides) me.  You shall not make for ourself an idol in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below.  You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the fathers to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, but showing love to a thousand generations of those who love me and keep my commandments.  Exodus 20:2-4 

3.  Cursed is the man who carves an image or casts and idol--a thing detestable to the Lord, the work of the craftsman’s hands--and sets it up in secret.  Then all the people shall say, Amen!  Deuteronomy 27:15 

4.  Cursed is the one who trusts in man, who depends on flesh for his strength and whose heart turns away from the Lord.  He will be like a bush in the wastelands; he will not see prosperity when it comes.  He will dwell in the parched places of the desert, in a salt land where no one lives.  Jeremiah 17:5-8 

Do we have anything in our lives that is more important than God?  Do they replace God as Lord of our lives and become an idol?  Here are some possibilities.  

Spouse, Children, Parents, Work, Friends, Power, Appearance, Sports, Pleasure, Celebrities, Computer games, Money, Possessions, Food, Ambition, Hobbies, Statues, Ministry, Opinion of others, Drugs, Athletes, Perversion, Pets, Alcohol 
 
Prayer:  Father,  please bring to my mind any people or things that have become more important to me than You which would be idols in my life.  I know that this is terribly offensive to You as You have commanded that I shall have no other gods before You.  I confess to You that I have not loved You with all my heart and soul and mind  (Matthew 22:37)  and as a result I have sinned against You.  I repent of and turn away from this idolatry and choose to return to You as my first love.  (Revelation 2:4)  I renounce __________ as as idol in my life and cancel out any and all ground satan may have gained through this idolatry.  In Jesus’ name.  Amen.
 
 
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