Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Always the Issue

"Idolatry isn't just one of many sins; rather it's the one great sin that all others come from. So if you start scratching at whatever struggles you're dealing with, eventually you'll find that underneath it is a false god. Until that god is dethroned, and the Lord God takes his rightful place, you will not have victory.

Idolatry isn't an issue, it is the issue. All roads lead to the dusty, overlooked concept of false gods. Deal with life on the glossy outer layers, and you might never see is.; scratch a little beneath the surface, and you begin to see that it's always there, under some other coat of paint. there are a hundred million different symptoms, but the issue is always idolatry."

         - Kyle Idleman,  Gods At War: Defeating the Idols That Battle For Your Heart. page 22