Thursday – April 11, 2024

Judges 17-18; Psalm 21; Acts 1

by Becky Hill Martin

“You must not make for yourself an idol of any kind or an image of anything in the heavens or on the earth or in the sea. You must not bow down to them or worship them, for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God who will not tolerate your affection for any other gods.”
Exodus 20:4-6 NLT

There’s a powerful lesson in Judges 17-18. So, Micah’s mom – can we just talk about her for a sec? When her lost silver coins were returned, she decided to make them into an idol to thank the Lord. Hold up! Is that really the way God wants us to worship Him?

When God blesses us with something, it’s not about turning it into an idol or material possession. It’s about recognizing that every blessing comes from Him and using it to glorify His name. Whether it’s wealth, talent, or opportunity, God’s gifts are meant to be stewarded wisely, not worshipped themselves.

So, what’s the right way to worship? It’s about having a heart of gratitude and humility, recognizing God’s sovereignty over our lives. It’s about using our blessings to serve others, to spread love and kindness in a world that desperately needs it.

Let’s flip the script! Instead of turning blessings into idols, let’s redirect our focus to worshiping God in the right way. And what’s the right way, you ask? It’s about recognizing God as the ultimate source of all our blessings and giving Him the glory He deserves. It’s about living a life of gratitude, stewardship, and obedience to His will.


  1. Jean says: