Today's reading: Revelation 9
The rest of humankind, who were not killed by these plagues, did not repent of the works of their hands or give up worshiping demons and idols of gold and silver and bronze and stone and wood, which cannot see or hear or walk. Revelation 9: 20 NRSV
Even though it is the end of the world and death is around every corner, there will still be humans who will not repent.
The important thing for you and me is to make sure we aren't one of them.
What I am saying is that we need to look carefully and make sure that we aren't worshiping that which could be considered a work of human hands.
Money would be one of those things.
A pristinely decorated, perhaps also immaculately clean, home.
Some famous celebrity. Fame would be the guiding word here.
What do you think could be something you worship? How can you give up worshipping that thing and turn to God instead?
God, we sometimes don't think we worship things made of human hands because we don't have these little statues of gold or silver. But you know what we are really worshiping. May we repent and turn to you. In Jesus' name. Amen.
Copyright 2010 Amelia G. Sims