We all have addictions, issues, and problems in our life. We have to ask ourselves “Why?”. What is the source of these? The source is that we have allowed idols, false gods, in our lives usurp the proper place for the Lord God. Kyle Idleman’s gods at War discusses this very issue in our lives. Over the next few weeks, we will be doing a study based off this book. I highly recommend and want to encourage you to go pick up a copy to read for yourself.
Idleman, Kyle. Gods at War: Defeating the Idols That Battle for Your Heart. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Zondervan, 2013. $15
In gods at war, Kyle Idleman, bestselling author of not a fan, helps every believer recognize there are false gods at war within each of us, and they battle for the place of glory and control in our lives. What keeps us from truly following Jesus is that our hearts are pursuing something or someone else. While these pursuits may not be the “graven images” of old, they are in fact modern day idols. Behind the sin you’re struggling with, the discouragement you’re dealing with, the lack of purpose you’re living with is a false god that is winning the war for your heart.
According to Idleman, idolatry isn’t an issue—it is the issue.