One of the duties of a child of God is to call the people of his day, of his nation, to stop worshiping their idols.
Their idols, mind you. Not somebody else’s. It wouldn’t do any good for me to tell 21st century Cincinnatians to stop falling down before a golden calf, and it wouldn’t do any good for me to have told Moses’ brothers and sisters to stop worshiping their smartphones and square footage.
But to stand here, in this day and place, and to magnify Jesus for the people around me who put their identity and emotional weight into gadgets or political battles or job successes or social media following, that is a Christian calling on my life.
We have idolatry in America. We worship many false gods. We seek meaning and ultimate hope in many, many things which we were not made to seek them in.
And no idol, Egyptian or American, can do what God can do.
The Republican or Democratic party cannot bear the weight of your soul.
Your Facebook likes cannot truly and throughly satisfy you.
Success at work cannot give you deep, abiding peace.
All of the things of Eden that we seek, restored relationships and contentment and perfect love, can only be had through the Cross of Jesus Christ.
And so, if you have never come to Jesus empty handed, looking for what only He can give, my word to you is this: His Father is seeking worshippers. He is adopting many sons and daughters. He has much to give away.
Come to His altar.
He can deliver on all of His promises.