The idols speak deceit, diviners see visions that lie; they tell dreams that are false, they give comfort in vain. Therefore the people wander like sheep oppressed for lack of a shepherd.
Have the pleasures of this world caused you to wander?
Idols speak deceit. Idols convince you of a lie of comfort, safety and peace. The idols can convince you life is pleasure, fame and folly. The idols speak vanity saying that you are entitled to the pleasures of this world. God’s creation is good and is for your pleasure. However, God is to be worshiped, not the creation or pleasure. Are you bowing down to the idol of pleasure or God the creator of the pleasure? Which are you seeking with your heart: the idol or God?
Have you wandered as a prodigal? The prodigal wants his inheritance now and spends it now in self-indulgence. The prodigal wants temporal benefits now versus eternal benefits and rewards. Do you have an open rebellious spirit which says, I can do this on my own, I want what I want now, and God I don’t need you?
Have you wandered because of your shame, fear and guilt? Has your sin kept you from seeking God with all of your heart?
Have you wandered away living in darkness? You cannot see truth. Truth is hidden because of lies. Anger, bitterness, unforgiveness, fear and doubt have caused darkness in your circumstance.
Jesus went through all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the good news of the kingdom and healing every disease and sickness (circumstance). When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Matthew 9:35-36
Guard your mind and heart in Christ Jesus today. Jesus Christ is the Good Shepherd who wants to lead you into the Kingdom of God of Abundant Living and REST.