Last night in my small group, I discovered a bit of scripture that made every emotion spill out of me. It was two verses tucked in the book of Philippians. And thanks to Lysa TerKeurst, I felt as if I had been slammed into a wall.
18 For, as I have often told you before and now tell you again even with tears, many live as enemies of the cross of Christ. 19 Their destiny is destruction, their god is their stomach, and their glory is in their shame. Their mind is set on earthly things. Philippians 3:18-19
I was having a good day until I heard this passage. I didn’t appreciate being told that my god is my stomach. I just thought it was an idol. Like that is even better but when the term “god” was used… Man! Slam! Ouch! I guess the word “idol” seems so accepting in my mind.. even though God hates the whole idol business. I guess I am not sensitive to that word because in our culture idols are glamorized.
Then, in this passage, “god” is used. Whoa, that opened my eyes and ears. I didn’t like how that felt. Having another “god” in my life brought torment and shame. I must admit though.. it is true. There I said it.. It. Is. True. I can’t deny it. Obviously. I am wearing my god around my waist.
I think this may be the push I need to wake up and do something about my lifestyle.
I hope you enjoy your day.