1st John 5:21

Little children, guard your-selves from idols.

Do you know people who are revered to idolatrous proportions? Always buying things they don’t really need, just so they can tell others what they have? Or putting someone on a pedestal, and wanting to be just like them. This is an important question, because sometimes even professing Christians elevate human beings until they supersede the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. 

I can remember when I was a new Christian, and a woman in our Church seemed to be loved by everyone.  The Pastor and his wife constantly praising her for things she did. I wanted to be like her so bad, that I tried to copy her.

She and a friend put together a Bible study, which I attended.  This one day as we were getting ready to leave, everyone picked up their coffee cups except her and her friend. As they started to walk away, I mentioned to her that they had forgotten their cups.  I will never forget what her answer was: “I do not have the gift of a servant; I have the gift of teaching”

I learned a valuable lesson that day that I had put my faith in a person, rather than on the living God. Because of this, it created an obstacle to a living faith in Jesus Christ and in His sacrificial work on my behalf.

In John 14:6 Jesus said “I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life, no one comes to the Father, but through me.

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