“Those who cling to worthless idols forfeit the grace that could be theirs.” (Jonah 2:8)
What do you cling to, Beloved?
Who do you trust?
God, of course!
Yeah, it’s the “And” that gets me, too.
Look, I know you don’t worship stuffed animals or pray to little porcelain figurines.
But that doesn’t mean you don’t have idols. And those idols, those things that you trust instead of trusting God, they get in the way. You see, you have to choose who you’re going to trust. The Lord of the Universe is not big on sharing power. If you insist that you can make it on your own, he’s likely to let you.
And you’ve been down that road before.
Your strength, your money, your intelligence, your looks, your ability to make a really great chicken salad—enjoy them. Use them wisely, and glorify God with them.
But don’t cling to them.
Don’t forfeit grace.
Happy Tuesday, Beloved.