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Idols Are Not God

Key Verse

“To whom then will ye liken God? Or what likeness will ye compare unto him” (Isaiah 40:18).

Text — Isaiah 40:18-26


As Tim Keller states in his book, Counterfeit Gods, an idol is “anything more important to you than God, anything that absorbs your heart and imagination more than God, and anything that you seek to give you what only God can give. An idol extends beyond the worship of images and false gods. It is a matter of the heart, associated with pride, self-centeredness, greed, gluttony and love for possessions. It challenges God’s sovereignty and attempts to offer an alternative to God on issues of life.”  Are you free from idol worship?

In our text, God reminds the Israelites that He has no rival. Idols are the works of men. It is foolish to put any hero as a rival to God. Young people have various idols in our time. Some identify with worldly music icons; some have hewed out gods from celebrities in the world of sports, movies and politics. Some worship false religious leaders to their own detriment. My friend, never indulge in diabolic practices for the sake of power and relevance. We must worship and serve God alone. Avoid counterfeit gods!


Worship and serve God alone


 Whom you trust makes or mars you.

Prayer for today

Oh God, take every idol from my heart, in Jesus’ name.

Pastor W.F. Kumuyi
About Author - Pastor W.F. Kumuyi

Listed among “500 most powerful people on the planet” by the Foreign Policy magazine in 2013, Pastor (Dr.) William F. Kumuyi is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry (DCLM) headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria. DCLM started in 1973 as a 15-member Bible study group right in Kumuyi’s apartment at University of Lagos where he was a lecturer. His revolutionary Bible teaching on personal holiness and commitment to evangelism soon gained so much traction and resulted in a widespread revival.

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