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A Daily Devotion for Wednesday, Jan. 3


Psalm 135: 15-18


The idols of the nations are silver and gold, made by human hands. They have mouths, but cannot speak, eyes, but cannot see. They have ears, but cannot hear, nor is there breath in their mouths. Those who make them will be like them, and so will all who trust in them.


In these verses, the psalmist is describing actual idols of worship. Those who did not know the true God, or who had turned away from Him fashioned objects out of gold and silver to represent their god of choice. The idols may have looked like they could see or hear, but they were man- made fantasies. There are so many layers here- how many times have I put my trust into something or someone instead of turning first to God? God provides for our every need.


Holy Lord, I would not look to a golden calf for direction. But I know I have blindly (and wrongly) placed my trust in the past, and it has not gone well. You are my direction, my guidance, my helper. May I never lose sight of you. Amen


Becky, transforming

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Beverly Flynn
Beverly Flynn
Jan 04, 2023

Wednesday, January 4th, 2022

Psalm 135:15-18

The idols of the nations are silver and gold, the work of human hands. They have mouths, but do not speak; they have eyes, but do not see; they have ears, but do not hear, nor is there any breath in their mouths. Those who make them become like them, so do all who trust in them.

The first two commandments prohibit the worship of any other god or idol: "You shall have no other gods before me. You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above. It is easy to talk about idolatry that happened way back then and we don’t see mu…

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Rosalind Spiller
Rosalind Spiller
Jan 04, 2023

Psalm 135:15–18 As I read this verse is, all I could think of was Moses and the Israelites in the desert. Again and again God had provided for them – from parting the sea, to providing food and water and direction as they traveled in the wilderness of the desert. Yet they lost faith in a mere 40 days while Moses was on the mountain. Fear of desertion over took them – but they did not turn to God who had been there for them all the way. Instead, they made a golden calf to worship. How often have we done some something similar? We replace fear with things. We think more stuff will fill our needs. I know I hav…

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Barbara
Barbara
Jan 04, 2023

Psalms 135:15-18 The idols of the nations are silver and gold, made by human hands. They have mouths, but cannot speak, eyes, but cannot see. They have ears, but cannot hear, nor is there breath in their mouths. Those who make them will be like them, and so will all who trust in them.


These verses tell me about the kind of idols that heathens worshipped at that time. Today some people still do. I am thankful that I know better. I will pray for those people that worship these idols. I will attempt to glorify God and follow his teaching. Copying the example of Jesus Christ.


Dearest Lord, you have given me the knowledge to know who I am…


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Tom
Tom
Jan 04, 2023

Psalm 135: 15-18 Idolatry has always been a human habit. Pride does not permit submission to the God who is Lord. Instead, gods are fashioned out of tangible things that give the maker some illusion of control. Ironically, the slave to God enjoys more freedom than anyone worshipping idols. Their enslavement has no redemption and no hope of eternal life.


Prayer - Merciful God, keep me free of the worship of present day idols that beckon with false promises of satisfaction and contentment. You are the only true God who can claim the roles of Creator, Redeemer and Guide, rendering You alone worthy to be praised and worshipped.


Amen

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