“Man’s mind is like a store of idolatry and superstition; so much so that if a man believes his own mind it is certain that he will forsake God and forge some idol in his own brain.” -John Calvin
“Grace will save a man, but it will not save a man and his idol.” -A.W. Tozer
As Christians we need to always be examining ourselves. We do not want sin to take hold of our lives because we want to be slaves to righteousness (Romans 6:18) not to sin. Yes, Christians can and do sin, but we know that if we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness (1 John 1:9).
GCMers, let us look at the sin called idolatry. If anything is as important as God (or more so), then it has become an idol. Please take time to examine your heart in this matter. You might not like what you find and it might not be pleasant, but God’s Word says, “put to death therefore what is earthly in you…” (Colossians 3:5).
Has graced based discipline (GBD) and gentlechristianmothers.com (GCM) displaced God in your life?
Is it of greater value to you than God Himself?
Has GBD become your gospel?
Has it interfered with your relationships, causing division where there should be none?
Does it lead to arguments between you and your husband?
Is everyone who does not practice GBD evil (or really bad) in your eyes?
Do you only want to interact with people on the site and not with others (including your church) who may have a different view than yours?
Has it become everything to you?
Scripture to meditate on:
“You shall have no other gods before me.” Exodus 20:3 ESV
Therefore, my beloved, flee from idolatry. 1 Corinthians 10:14 ESV
And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding, so that we may know him who is true; and we are in him who is true, in his Son Jesus Christ. He is the true God and eternal life. Little children, keep yourselves from idols. 1 John 5:20-21 ESV
If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. Colossians 3:1-3 ESV