Did We Idolize Christmas?

Unfathomable Grace

All men have this in common, we can take anything good and turn it into an idol. It was John Calvin who said, “Man’s mind is like a store of idolatry and superstition … it is certain that he will forsake God and forge some idol in his own brain.”

An idol is much more than a bronze or wooden figure before which individuals bow, offer incense, chant, and say their prayers. No, an idol can be anything — material or nonmaterial — from which men seek lasting purpose, pleasure, protection, pride, or popularity.

Some people seek lasting purpose, pleasure, protection, pride, or popularity from their work. They worship their career and earn the title of a workaholic.

Other people hate their jobs, but they love the money which flows forth from their labors. An ample stream and stockpile of money is that in which they place their trust. Gold and silver are…

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