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Excessive attachments

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When we look carefully at excessive attachments, our own or those of others, whether to particular sins or things, it becomes apparent that they are forms of idolatry. What the Psalm­ist says about his people is typical of anyone, anytime, who has become comfortable with an idol after having been led by the Lord:

I relieved his shoulder of the burden; his hands were freed from the basket. In distress you called, and I rescued you; unseen, I answered you in thunder; I tested you at the waters of Meribah. Hear, my people, and I will admonish you; O Israel, will you not hear me? There shall be no strange god among you nor shall you worship an alien god. I, the Lord, am your God who led you forth from the land of Egypt; open wide your mouth, and I will fill it.... Israel I would feed with the best of wheat, and with honey from the rock I would fill them. (Ps 81)

Prayer:

In spite of my infidelities, Lord, you have always drawn me back to you. How often I have fallen back into old ways and needed reminding of your plan for me in which there is no room for idols. Thank you for your care and patience.


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