Tag: Idolatry

Keep your hearts from idols

Charles Spurgeonby Charles Spurgeon

“Son of man, these men have set up idols in their heart!” Ezekiel 14:3

“Their hearts were devoted to their idols!” Ezekiel 20:16

Whatever a man depends upon, whatever rules his mind, whatever governs his affections, whatever is the chief object of his delight–is his god.

Man is such an idolater that, if he cannot idolize anything else–he will idolize himself, and bow down and worship himself!

If you love anything better than God–you are idolaters. If there is anything you would not give up for God–it is your idol. If there is anything that you seek with greater fervor than God–that is your idol.

True conversion is a turning from every idol!

“They tell how you turned to God from idols, to serve the living and true God!” 1 Thessalonians 1:9

“Dear children, keep yourselves from idols!” 1 John 5:21

by Charles Spurgeon

The consent of fools!

Charles Spurgeonby Charles Spurgeon

Any kind of fad which rules the hour, draws a mad crowd after it. No matter how absurd or ridiculous the mania, the worshipers of fashion cry: “These are your gods!” Yes, Satan is marvelously well obeyed by his servants!

Yet many of you church people look around on society–to follow its customs and fashions. You watch the general current–and then float upon it. You study the popular breeze–and shift your sails to suit it. You ask: “Is it fashionable?” If it is fashionable, then you must do it.

Fashion is the law of multitudes–but it is nothing more than the common consent of fools! To follow the fashions and customs of the times, is to be an enemy of God.

“You adulterous people, don’t you know that friendship with the world is hatred toward God? Anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world, becomes an enemy of God!” James 4:4

by Charles Spurgeon