Sparing Idols?

"... I count all things hut loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, … that I may win Christ” (Phil 3:8.).

When Mahoud, the conqueror of India, had taken the city of Gujarat, he proceeded, as was his custom, to destroy the idols. There was one, fifteen feet high, which its priests and devotees begged him to spare. He was deaf to their entreaties, and seizing a hammer he struck it one blow when, to his amazement, from the shattered image there rained down at his feet a shower of gems—pearls and diamonds—a treasure of fabulous value, which had been hidden within it! Had he spared the idol, he would have lost all this wealth. Let us not spare our idols. It is to our interest to demolish them. If we shatter them, there will rain about our hearts the very treasures of heaven, the gifts and graces of the Holy Spirit; but if we spare our idolsMwe miss the riches unsearchable. If you do not crown Him Lord of all, you do not crown Him Lord at all.


The dearest idol I have known,

Whatever that idol he,

Help me to tear it from Thy throne,

And worship only Thee.



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