Re: Verse reading–Ezekiel 18:1-18 (day five) All the talk of idols seems really outdated and not applicable to 21st Century American Christian Culture. Right?? Wrong!! That’s what I was thinking until I began reading a book I just purchased by Kyle Idleman. He writes, “What if the gods of here and now are not cosmic deities with strange names? What if they take identities that are so ordinary that we don’t recognize them as ‘gods’ at all? What if we do our ‘kneeling’ and ‘bowing’ with our imaginations, our cash, our search engines, our calendars? What if I told you that every sin you are struggling with, every discouragement you are dealing with, even the lack of purpose you’re living with are because of idolatry?”
So, I again have such a respect and hope in reading the scripture. I also have an opportunity to search my heart and life and look for idols while reflecting on Ezekiel 18.