After hearing Tim Keller's paradigm-shifting sermon at the Gospel Coalition Conference as well as reading Greg Beale's We Become What We Worship, I'm thinking a lot about idolatry.
I'm now reading David Clarkson's Soul Idolatry Excludes Men Out of Heaven (Download it here.) and plan to blog through it slowly.
This morning's reading packed a punch. Considering Ephesians 5.5 Clarkson pronounces that
Indeed, every reigning lust is an idol, and every person in whom it reigns is an idolater. The lust of the flesh, the lust of the eye, and the pride of life are carnal man's trinity.
What is idolatry? Clarkson names idolatry as following:
To give that honor and worship to the creature which is due only to God.To transfer that respect which is due only to God, from Him to the creature.
Next time: "twofold worship"