Keep yourselves from Idols
What is your greatest pleasure on this earth? Upon what is the burning intensity of your thoughts spent? The beloved apostle John wrote, "Dear children keep yourselves from idols." The lust for anything on this earth for which we lavish our time has become our idol. Replacing the most high God with worldly lust, will poison our souls.
"Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the desert, the Son of Man must also be lifted up. So that everyone who believes can have eternal life in him." Jesus said, "If I am lifted up from the earth, I will draw all people toward me. now is the time for the world to be judged; the ruler of this world will be thrown down..' Jesus said this to show how he would die"
To experience healing and release from the clutches of those things that replace God in our life, it is imperative that we keep our spiritual eyes upon Jesus. Humbly allowing Him to test our impulses, and purify our ways.
"But test everything and keep away from anything that is evil" "The sacrifice God wants is a broken spirit. God, you will not reject a heart that is broken and sorry for sin."
John 5:21, Num 21:8, John 12:32-33, 3:14, I Thessalonians 5:22, Psalm 51:17,