This past Sunday my buddy, Lisle Drury, preached a great message on The Absurdity of Idolotry from Isaiah 44. That evening I followed up with a brief message on The Beauty and Glory of Jesus. Both of us were influenced by Tim Keller's book, Counterfeit Gods. This line, in particular, has continued to affect me this week:
"Jesus must become more beautiful to your imagination, more attractive to your heart, than your idol…If you uproot the idol and fail to ‘plant’ the love of Christ in its place, the idol will grow back (172).”
I pray these messages will help us take steps to remove the false and functional saviors in our lives and replace them with the beauty and glory of Christ.