Saturday, February 2, 2008

False Saviors

I ran across this list and thought I'd share:

List of False Saviors/Refuges

1. Unbiblical view of God ("genie in a bottle obligated to grant your wishes.")

2. Sex (immorality, pornography, masturbation).

3. Sleep.

4. Work.

5. Television.

6. Reading.

7. Food.

8. Withdrawing, running away.

9. Clinging to people for comfort.

10. Shopping sprees.

11. Sports.

12. Exercise.

13. Recreation.

14. Ministry as an escape.

15. Being busy at church or volunteer activities.

16. Hobbies.

17. Drugs.

18. Alcohol.

As Christian woman it is mandatory that we always subject ourselves to self-examination.

"Would it turn out well if he examined you? Could you deceive Him as you might deceive men?" Job 13:9

If we are indulging ourselves in false saviors or refuges we need to repent and repent quickly. There should be only one savior and refuge that we run to and that is the Lord Jesus Christ. True hope and life is found only in Him. The quicker we examine ourselves and turn away and abolish the idols we have erected in His place--the quicker we can enjoy the authentic life Christ meant for us to experience that is overflowing with renewal, restoration, healing, reconciliation and sincere joy.

(list by Martha Peace, The Excellent Wife)

(Artwork by Paul Delongpre)


Mrs Lavender said...

I'm thankful coffee wasn't on your list. :)

Anything can become our god. Thank you for reminding us to examine our heart motives often.

Lady-in-the-Making said...

An excellent post, as always! I visit your blog each day - sometimes several times a day. I've learned so much from you. Thank you, thank you, thank you! Your blog (and our Lord) has perhaps changed my family's life forever! :)

Hope Evermore said...

Excellent is the word that comes to mind. Thank you June for this encouraging and very thought provoking blog.
God bless you and continue serving the Lord faithfully in this ministry that He has called you.
For Him, Lydia K. <><

Becky said...

That is a convicting list.
Your blog is beautiful. I stumbled here when googling a scripture reference. I enjoyed by visit.
Blessings to you and yours,

Anonymous said...

Now, that's a painful list! (But needed...)
Thank you,

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