I had a very disturbing conversation this past week with senior clients in their 70s. They had been married for over 30 years, but had children from previous marriages. There was a dispute over inheritances and control of the family business after death. The husband was being extremely unfair to his wife of 30 years, and quite frankly, more concerned about his business and money than he was about his marriage or his faith. They were both church-going Christians, but really he was doing it for appearances only. It was so obvious to me that he was worshiping this idol which he did not even realize was changing all his life’s relationships and decisions for the worse. He was leaving a legacy that none of us would want to leave, even though it was substantial in worldly value.
Romans 1:23-25, “They pretended to know it all, but were illiterate regarding life. They traded the glory of God who holds the whole world in His hands for cheap figurines you can buy at any roadside stand. So God said, in effect, ‘If that’s what you want, that’s what you get.’ It wasn’t long before they were living in a pigpen, smeared with filth, filthy inside and out. And all this because they traded the true God for a fake god, and worshiped the god they made instead of the God who made them - the God we bless, the God who blesses us.”
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