Idolatry is a big problem in today’s society. Often things of this world are idols in our life and we don’t realize it. How do you measure success or defeat in your life? People typically measure their success by material possessions. God’s economy doesn’t measure like the world does. The most valuable thing you can have that will protect you in this world is knowledge in God’s word. It will keep you from being deceived and your priorities where they need to be. His word is the anchor that hold us steady in the storms of life.
I form the light and create darkness,
I bring prosperity and create disaster;
I, the LORD, do all these things.
“You heavens above, rain down my righteousness;
let the clouds shower it down.
Let the earth open wide,
let salvation spring up,
let righteousness flourish with it;
I, the LORD, have created it.
“Woe to those who quarrel with their Maker,
those who are nothing but potsherds
among the potsherds on the ground.
Does the clay say to the potter,
‘What are you making?’
Does your work say,
‘The potter has no hands’?