Can this idol live without you?
“Household gods give worthless advice, fortune-tellers predict only lies, and interpreters of dreams pronounce falsehoods that give no comfort. So my people are wandering like lost sheep; they are attacked because they have no shepherd. “My anger burns against your shepherds, and I will punish these leaders. For the Lord of Heaven’s Armies has arrived to look after Judah, his flock. He will make them strong and glorious, like a proud warhorse in battle.”
Zechariah 10:2-3 NLT
An idol becomes everything that has a sacred place in our lives. An object, idea, image or person becomes our idol because owing to we grant it ourselves that value or that power; without our permission, no idol can have power over us. No idol has always existed in itself, all the idols are created.
But what happens when we put our faith in the “idols”? Most of the time we are deceived or we deceive ourselves; but the sad thing is that we don’t find the comfort or satisfaction that we seek for our lives, and we continue living aimlessly; with no one that, like a good shepherd, is really interested in us, someone to take care of us and guide us to “green pastures.”
But the promise of God is firstly, He will come, will look out of us and will be our Pastor. He also promises to transform us and make us warriors; our presence will command respect and fear. We become leaders who support the people of God, which provide strength and security, we will be an instrument in the hands of God to defend, protect, and provide a solid foundation for His people.
Finally, in the remainder of this passage, we are told that our hearts shall rejoice in the LORD. God will give us victory even before those who apparently are stronger than us, they have more resources than we do, and they apparently have the victory safer than us.
© David García Licona – September 2013