Clear the stage and set the sound and lights ablaze
If that’s the measure you must take to crush the idols
… We must not worship something that’s not even worth it.
Clear the stage, make some space for the One who deserves it
Clear the Stage // Jimmy Needham
Y’all all need to go listen to Jimmy Needham’s song “Clear the Stage.” It is a convicting call to cast off the sins we have idolized—the sins that we have been unwilling to give up, even though Jesus paid the bloody price to free us—and love God most. We love Him most, so we make Him Lord over our hearts—He takes center stage and first place.
Sometimes we think of idolatry as primitive, Old Testament business—but idolatry is alive, well, and rampant today, even in our own lives! Learn to identify those idols… as the lyrics say,
Anything I put before my God is an idol.
Anything I want with all my heart is an idol.
Anything I can’t stop thinking of is an idol.
Anything that I give all my love is an idol.
“Dear children, keep yourselves from idols,” 1 John 5:21 (NIV) says. Idols can take many forms—sinful habits, fleshly desires and inclinations, & even good things and blessings, like people in our lives, jobs, opportunities, fame, money, you name it.
We have the innate desire to worship. But rather than worshipping the created, let’s lift up high the Name of our Creator who is above ALL in Heaven and on earth (Romans 1:25). We were made to worship and behold the Lord in His splendor and to bring Him glory!!
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