By Tiffany Deluccia
Who would not fear You, O King of the nations? For this is Your rightful due. For among all the wise men of the nations, and in all their kingdoms, there is none like You. But they are altogether dull-hearted and foolish; a wooden idol is a worthless doctrine. Jeremiah 10:7-8
A wooden idol is a worthless doctrine (or a vain teaching). Wooden idols don’t necessarily mean much in our culture, but boy is vain teaching everywhere. I was recently browsing through a magazine while waiting to get a haircut when I read some worthless doctrine from our modern culture.
The front cover boasted THE secret to confidence at work. And the pay off when you flipped to p. 42? Wear lingerie under your work clothes!
Seriously? Lacy, less-comfortable undergarments that none-but-I-shall-see are going to help me be more confident during a heated discussion or a high-pressure meeting? Lingerie is going to erase mistakes and keep perfectionism in check? Um, sure…
If you’re looking for it, you’ll find worthless doctrine all around. If you’re not looking for it, this stuff can get into your subconscious. What other vain teachings have you seen lately?
In Jeremiah 10:10, it says, “But the Lord is the true God; He is the living God and the everlasting King.”
His Word alone holds the secrets of life. And you belong to Him. He calls you His own. The source of confidence should be rooted in knowing to whom you belong.
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