Choose Wisely – your future depends on it!
Idolatry kinda creeps up on you and climbs into a place in your heart that belongs to God; especially in the innocence of a long awaited promise. In Abraham’s case, a very familiar one, and common to anyone who’s calling or promise (a spouse, dream, children or grandchildren) seemed denied and then shows up. After years of waiting it grows on you and permeates passion which eventually becomes excessive in sincere admiration. However delicate the situation, it will be brought front and center to the place of testing. I call this place The King’s Court, one of the highest Courts; the heart (see the chapter ‘Two Kings” in my memoir), looking back, the entire situation was divinely arranged. My stepmother, who I am forever grateful for, gives me a gift and escorts me to see A King (Michael Jackson). Long story short I heard the voice of God asking me to choose, the same voice that Abraham heard. “And it came to pass after these things that God did tempt Abraham, and said unto him, Abraham: and he said, Behold, here I am. And he said, Take now thy son, thine only son Isaac, whom thou lovest, and get thee into the land of Moriah; and offer him there for a burnt offering upon one of the mountains which I will tell thee of.” Gen. 22:1, 2. The process (he learned obedience in his relationship with God) is violent in its course of action, nevertheless, we are given grace to plow and pluck it/them up at the root. The Throne is the place where God sits and he don’t take any other gods before Him. “For the Lord thy God is a consuming fire, even a jealous God. When thou shalt begat children, and children’s children, and ye shall have remained long in the land, and shall corrupt yourselves, and make a graven image, or the likeness of any thing, and shall do evil in the sight of the Lord thy God, to provoke him to anger: I call heaven and earth to witness against you this day, that ye shall soon utterly perish from off the land whereunto you go over Jordan to possess it; ye shall not prolong your days upon it, but shall utterly be destroyed.” Deut. 4: 24-26