John Calvin comments,
“God renders his glory conspicuous everywhere, so that it ought to engage and occupy the thoughts of all men; and it would do so were they not led away by their own vanity.”
Idolatry does not exist because the Lord is unclear about His existence but because of our own vain imaginations. Sin makes us prone to trust gods other than the one true Lord of all, but when we do that we become captive to fear and the destructive results of putting our final hope in any but God.
Questions for Reflection
- Calvin argues idolatry exists because of our own vanity (our futile thoughts due to sin), what do you think?
Table Talk Magazine, Devotional from July 10th