“The idols of the nations are silver and gold, made by the hands of men. They have mouths, but cannot speak, eyes, but they cannot see; they have ears, but cannot hear, nor is there breath in their mouths. Those who make them will be like them, and so will all who trust in them”. (Psalms 135:15-18)
We often take this verse literally and tell ourselves that we are not worshipping any idols and its just some of those religions that this verse is referring to. You couldn’t have been more wrong. The verse here is not just referring to idols that we see in other religions but more so the idols we create for ourselves in this world.
Everywhere you see, there are technological advances that seek more and more of our time. We invent new technologies and discover better ways of doing things to increase our quality of life. The irony is, it seems to take up more time than our traditional way of doing things. In the days of Abraham, I’m sure they had plenty of time to sit down, relax and reflect on things of God. And I’m sure God was very happy with that.
In those days, they didn’t have twitter to chirp about every single moment of their life, update their facebook account on what they’re up to, or post photos on Instagram to let everyone know what they’ve been doing in that moment of time.
I might have gone off-topic here but my point is that we seem to build our own invisible idol in this day and age. These idols are sort of like the “mini” devils. They are made by our hands (man-made). These idols have mouths, but cannot speak. Yet, they make us speak things that are false, regrettable, irreversible and destructive (Proverbs 21:23).
They have eyes but cannot see. Yet, they make us see things that are lustful, evil, unrighteous and wicked. They have ears but cannot see. Yet, they make us hear things full of envy, deceit, and hatred. They don’t have breath in their mouths. Yet, they make us feel lively and full of life strongly hindering the truth that everlasting and fulfilling life is given only by Jesus Christ alone (John 10:10).
So its rightful to say, idols are from the father of lies (John: 8:44) and accuser of the brethren (Revelation 12:10). Break those idols, know the truth and the truth will set you free (John 8:32).