Silver and Gold

sumerian_idolsI’m reading through the book of Psalms this month.  To accomplish this task, each day I read every 30th Psalm.  As an example, on the 15th, I read Psalms 15, 45, 75, 105, and 135.

When I read my Bible, I follow a thought or theme from one Scripture or book to another one.  One day this week, my journey eventually led me to Psalm 115.  Even though I’ve read this Psalm many times, verses 15-18 really caught my attention this time:

The idols of the nations are made of silver and gold.
They were made by human hands.
16 They have mouths, but they cannot speak.
They have eyes, but they cannot see.
17 They have ears, but they cannot hear.
They cannot breathe.
18 Those who make idols end up like them.
    So does everyone who trusts them

Typically, idols were chiseled from rock or crafted from metal.  Does verse 18 mean that a person’s heart can become as hard as a rock or as cold as a piece of metal?

Perhaps we need to inventory our lives and see which possession, hobby, or habit best defines us, and what it says about our relationship with the Lord.

Just a thought that I thought was worth sharing.

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