And God spoke all these words, saying, "I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery. ... You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. You shall not bow down to them or serve them, for I the LORD your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and the fourth generation of those who hate me, but showing steadfast love to thousands of those who love me and keep my commandments.
We keep searching for those idols of our manufacture and filled with sorrow that they are not that hard to find. Even this column can become something that supersedes Your call to be with You in quiet and solitude. My sinful nature urges me to be compulsive about self-assumed obligations, and ignoring that gentle call is to be with You. Forgive me, Lord.
Today's readings in the Psalms:
Morning: Psalm 2
Evening: Psalm 36
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