If the Lord Is God, Follow Him EGP Blog post from October 15, 2012

Colossians 3:2–5 (NASB)

[2] Set° your mind on the things above, not on the things that are on earth. [3] For you have died and your life is hidden with Christ in God. [4] When Christ, who is our life, is revealed, then you also will be revealed with Him in glory. [5] Therefore consider° the members of your earthly body as dead to immorality°, impurity, passion, evil desire, and greed, which amounts° to idolatry.

Colossians 3:2 Or Be intent on
Colossians 3:5a Lit put to death the members which are upon the earth
Colossians 3:5b Lit fornication
Colossians 3:5c Lit is

All sin is a form of idolatry. In sinning, you’re saying that God’s plans and desires for you and others aren’t good enough. Essentially, you are either placing someone, something, or your own desires in God’s place.

1 Kings 18:21 (NASB)

Elijah came near to all the people and said, “How long will you hesitate° between two opinions? If the Lord is God, follow Him; but if Baal, follow him.” But the people did not answer him a word.

1 Kings 18:21 Lit limp on the two divided opinions

Jesus said it this way, “No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to one and despise the other.” Paul also said, “All things are lawful for me, but I will not be mastered by anything,” and, “by what a man is overcome, by this he is enslaved.”

Joshua 24:15 (NASB)

“If it is disagreeable in your sight to serve the Lord, choose for yourselves today whom you will serve: whether the gods which your fathers served which were beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you are living; but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”

Key verses

Matthew 6:24; 1 Corinthians 6:12; 2 Peter 2:19; 2 Timothy 3:2–5