Rich Man from Corinth
1 Not to us, O Lord, not to us, but to your name give glory,
for the sake of your steadfast love and your faithfulness!
2 Why should the nations say,
“Where is their God?”
3 Our God is in the heavens;
he does all that he pleases.
4 Their idols are silver and gold,
the work of human hands.
5 They have mouths, but do not speak;
eyes, but do not see.
6 They have ears, but do not hear;
noses, but do not smell.
7 They have hands, but do not feel;
feet, but do not walk;
and they do not make a sound in their throat.
8 Those who make them become like them;
so do all who trust in them (Psa 115)
This verse should bring new significance to those of us who live in a culture where our idols are not molded like these statues and erected in the middle of our cities. Numerous stories had to made up about them. Why? Because they didn’t exist. They never broke in space and time to reveal themselves. The gods that were refuted in Acts 17 were licentious, impotent statues. They were more like our present-day soap opera stars. Drama and no fiber.
No our gods – money, success, etc – are served everyday when people commit suicide in their cars. They turn on the radio, zombie into their cubicle, sit down, and drone…Life isn’t supposed to be like this. Life consists of more than what we have. May we not become like our idols, but be alive.