Ezekiel 12:1-14:11 / Hebrews 7:1-19 / Psalms 105:37-45 / Proverbs 27:3
Ezekiel 14: 4-5,11
“Everyone of the house of Israel who sets up idols in his heart and puts before him what causes him to stumble into iniquity, and then comes to the prophet, I the Lord will answer him who comes, according the multitude of his idols. That I may seize the house of Israel by the heart, they are estranged from Me by their idols. (V.11)…that Israel may no longer stray from Me, not be profaned anymore with all their transgressions, but that they may be My people and I may be their God”, says the Lord.”
In these verses, God specifically addresses those who deliberately set up idols in their hearts - even knowing deep down that what they are participating in and exposing themselves to is ungodly rubbish, saturated with worldly, self-centered thinking.
Our Heavenly Father says “NO WAY” to that! He loves us SOOO much and has WAY BETTER, LIFE-GIVING, FRUITFUL things for His children! His deep desire is that we would deliberately trash any (and every) idol in our lives and cling to Him. He wants to seize our hearts with His great, merciful, unfailing love and draw us close – that we would be His people and He would be our God!