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How Dumb can you be?

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Announcements Forums Matter – September 17th, 2017 How Dumb can you be?

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    Betty S
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    “What profiteth the graven image that the maker there of hath graven it: the molten image, and a teacher of lies, that the maker of his work trusteth therein, to make dumb idols?
    Woe unto him that saith to the wood, awake: to the dumb stone, Arise, it shall teach! Behold, it is laid over with gold and silver, and there is no breath at all in the midst of it.” Habakkuk 2 : 18,19
    When I first read these 2 verses I laughed out loud and thought, ” how dumb can you be to make an idol out of wood or stone, paint it and then expect it to talk to you? Then I realized how often I have made some idol in thought and painted it with gold, etc. It could be something I did that I was proud of, or some person (like a child or a husband) or politics, the environment, materia medica, or some other such thing. And then expected it to help me or make me happy.
    It is good to laugh at error, mortal mind, matter and see how stupid it is to make it real and worship it and then complain when it doesn’t help one or make one happy. So important to stay focused on God and our relationship to him as is taught in this church. So we can remember…”the Lord is in his holy temple: let all the earth(matter, mortal mind, error)keep silent before him.” Habakkuk 2 : 20
    Thank you for this wonderful lesson this week and every week and thank God for this church!

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    Susanne
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    This is such a good point. I think we can make idols out of a million different things–anything, really–that take us away from God, often by very subtle means so we don’t even realize it! It can be a job, a boss, it can be a food, a hobby, an “expert” in any field, a problem the world is ruminating on, a sports team, a musician, a place, a store, even a pet…or any combination of things. Staying focused on God is the only way to see clearly and not be dumb (I’ve already paid enough of the “dumb tax”, thank you!) Dwelling in the One Mind, our Christ consciousness, will keep us focused on what is right and true, giving all the glory to God! Then, “Happy is he that hath the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the Lord his God.” Ps. 146:5

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