Idols are silver and gold, the handiwork of men


Today’s daily meditation in Living Faith is one of mine. The reading is:

Our God is in heaven;
whatever he wills, he does.
Their idols are silver and gold,
the handiwork of men.

– Psalm 115:3-4

Here’s a bit of my reflection:

Any time we put some material desire ahead of God’s will, we are worshiping an idol. If I’ll do anything to get a big house, I’m making worldly success an idol. If I let someone else be blamed for my mistake, I’m making my reputation an idol.

But we can return at any moment.

Please read my full reflection here.

About Phil Fox Rose

Phil Fox Rose is a writer, editor and content lead based in New York. He is coordinator of Contemplative Outreach of New York, helping promote centering prayer, which has been his contemplative practice for nearly 20 years. Raised atheist by ex-Mormons, Phil has journeyed through Quakerism, deep ecology, Buddhism and Catholicism. Now he's a congregant, worship leader, cook and chair of the leadership team at St. Lydia's, an awesome dinner church in Brooklyn, NY, and spends as much time in nature as possible. Phil has been a political party leader, videographer, tech journalist, punk roadie, software designer, sheepherder, stockbroker and downtempo radio DJ. A common thread is the process of learning about stuff, figuring it out and then sharing that understanding with others. Follow Phil by RSS feed, email, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.