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What do you worship?

The idols my heart adores are all those things which I demand for joy and significance. A well known pastor in New York tells a wonderful story about a time when he discovered this application in his own life. He came home one Wednesday evening (after a board meeting) whistling with joy over the unity of the elders and the success he had dealing with complex problems. When he entered the house his wife said, “Wow, you must have had a great day.” He suddenly recognized that his moods had less to do with the nature and character and promises of God, than whether he got what he wanted at work. John Calvin once said, “Our hearts are idol factories;” what do you worship? (Source Unknown)