Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Sledgehammers and other holy things


There seems to be a bit of a theme happening in the conferences I've been at of late - idols. Interestingly in scripture when God is on the move - and wants to mobalise the people he first calls them to smash their idols. I've been thinking about our idols in culture... fame, success, wealth, comfort, beauty - to name a few. What does it mean to smash an idol in todays context? In Minehead it meant taking a sledgehammer to some cans/cabinets that represented various aspects of our idolatry... people were naming their own idols and we smashed them together - figuratively. I couldn't help imagining what it would look like if thousands of Christians actually smashed their idols... TVs flying off balconies and out of houses/alcohol bottles flowing as they come crashing down/computers and ipods??

2 comments:

Bernard said...

'What does it mean to smash an idol in todays context?'

External expression of the rejection/destruction of our idols is useful and helpful.

But we must also ensure that, by the grace of God, the 'idol' is also smashed in our heart ... 'Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life.' Proverbs 4v23.

Regards.

Bernard

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