Sunday, May 1, 2011

Keep yourselves from idols

Daily Light Devotions - May 2 - Evening

Keep yourselves from idols.

Little children, keep yourselves from idols. 1

My son, give me your heart, and let your eyes observe my ways. 2

Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. 3

"Son of man, these men have taken their idols into their hearts, and set the stumbling block of their iniquity before their faces. Should I indeed let myself be consulted by them? 4

Put to death therefore what is earthly in you: sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. 5

But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation, into a snare, into many senseless and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs. But as for you, O man of God, flee these things. Pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, steadfastness, gentleness. 6

Put no trust in extortion; set no vain hopes on robbery; if riches increase, set not your heart on them. 7

My fruit is better than gold, even fine gold, and my yield than choice silver. 8

For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. 9

But the LORD said to Samuel, "Do not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him. For the LORD sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the LORD looks on the heart." 10

1 1 John 5:21;
2 Prov 23:26;
3 Col 3:2;
4 Eze 14:3;
5 Col 3:5;
6 1 Tim 6:9-11;
7 Psa 62:10;
8 Prov 8:19;
9 Matt 6:21;
10 1 Sam 16:7

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