Monday, June 4, 2012

From "glory" to "Glory"

It is not good to eat much honey;
So to seek one’s own glory is not glory. Proverbs 25:27

When the show American Idol first came on I loved it. I loved watching the people with no talent look silly and I loved it when the folks that I was rooting for made it to the next stage of the competition. But the more that I have thought about it over the years the title has really bothered me.

It doesn't bother me because of the word choice but rather because the word choice is so accurate. They are searching for the next American "idol".  

Here are some definitions of the word "idol": 1. An image used as an object of worship. 2. A false god. 3. One that is adored, often blindly or excessively. 4. Something visible but without substance.

When we desire to play the position of god in other people's lives we end up buckling under the pressure of false expectations. This is why people in the public eye fall. We weren't designed to carry the weight of the world on our shoulders. Step aside and let Jesus stand in that gap for us. He already did so that we don't have to. 


Thank you so much for carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders for us. There is no way that we could stand under the pressure and expectations that come from being God. Please help us to see things for what they are. Please help us to keep our eyes focused on you and to put no idols before you. All you want is our love and for us to love one another. Thank you Lord for the simplicity of your instructions in following you. 

In Jesus' name.


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