Last week’s blog was about whether or not food can become an idol in our lives. Remember, an idol is any thing on which we set our affections, that to which we indulge an excessive and sinful attachment, according to Noah Webster’s 1828 Dictionary. Perhaps, you realized you have an idol in your life. How do you break free from it?
There are three things you must do: you must confess, repent, turn away from and change your mind about the idol, and turn to the living God. God commands us, “Thou shalt have no other gods before me.” Exodus 20:3 KJV. To put any one or any thing before God is a sin.
Go to God in prayer and confess that you have made an idol out of ________.
Ask God to forgive you and acknowledge that putting any thing or any one before him is a sin.
Turn away from the idol and turn to the living God, as the saints at Thessalonica did. The Bible says in 1 Thessalonians 1:9 KJV, “For they themselves shew of us what manner of entering in we had unto you, and how ye turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God;”
Idol/s can’t help you or me, only God can help us. We may know this in theory, but how many times have you and I turned to food, the internet, or some person for help rather than going straight to God? Our actions show us what we truly believe. The Bible tells us in Hebrews 4:16 KJV, “Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need. ”
That is how to break free from idolatry.