“Thy word is a lamp to my feet, and a light to my path” (Psalms 119:105).
Expect to hear from God today!
Week Thirty-Four – Day 2:
Idolatry is a very serious sin. Private sin is not hidden from God, and reveals idolatry in some form.
Fasting, or anything else you do with a wrong motive (You aren’t going to get God to do something by fasting. Fasting helps you hear God better.)
Fasting to show off to others, to show you’re better than others is empty, worthless, and making yourself a god in your own life.
Paul speaks very strongly here against asceticism. Asceticism means severe self-discipline and avoidance of all forms of indulgence, typically for religious reasons. The people of Colossae were being caught up in a false teaching that basically said if you deny yourself that is what saves you.
This is very similar to the chapters in Isaiah that talk about false fasting. Showing off what you do to be above others is idolatry of self.
This psalm reminds us to remind ourselves what GOD does is real and He is the one that has done everything we need! Glory to GOD!
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Day 1: Is. 53-56; Colossians 1
Day 2: Is. 57-59; Colossians 2; Ps. 103
Day 3: Is. 60-63; Colossians 3
Day 4: Is. 64-65; Colossians 4; Ps. 107
Day 5: Is. 66; 2 Kings 21; 2 Chr. 33; 1 Tim. 1; Ps. 62