My wife had one of her keen observations the other day during one our frequent discussions about the pandemic and the state of our nation. “What if God is working in this pandemic to tear down our idols?”

“What a thought,” I said. I suppose that may be what’s going on,” I said

Do not make any gods to be alongside me; do not make for yourselves gods of silver or gods of gold. Exodus 20:23.

What will happen next? Only God knows. What if God is just getting started? What if the virus continues to spread? What if the pandemic continues into next year? Are you hanging onto any idols? What if God removes them? Are you willing to give it/them up? What if you’ve got an idol you don’t think is one? Are you willing to recognize it as an idol and give it up? Or have God take it from you?