Exodus 10:7 Then Pharaoh’s servants said to him, “How long shall this man be a snare to us? Let the men go, that they may serve the Lord their God. Do you not yet understand that Egypt is ruined?”
This morning my reflection has been with the idols and beliefs we cling to or practice to our own destruction.
At this point in the Egyptian plagues, even Pharoah’s court is begging him to “Let it go!” Their God is true and powerful! But Pharaoh remains stubborn and hard hearted.
Looking back I can see things I held onto to so hard it ended up hurting myself. This morning, my brother and I were reflecting on a mutual friend of ours and his obsession to buy and collect things.
We relized, that is his main topic of conversation when we are spending time with him. He always brings up what he has bought or wants to buy. We don’t get envious, we are just kind of “oh that’s some… cool stuff?”
We are indifferent. We then turned to our own vices. We both had spending problems, for myself I used to buy books and toys just for the rush of something new, and ended up with a bunch of junk.
I know for years I held on to the idol of material possessions so so tightly. I valued myself based on the pristine condition of my collection. But the drawback came when others broke or damaged that collection, I flew into a temper tantrum in response to an honest mistake.
Where our treasures are, so are our hearts. I pray that my heart is in God, not the things I have, the work I do or even the things I can make. I want it to be in the love I show and my reliance on Christ.