God Alone is our Helper

"Their idols are silver and gold,
The work of men’s hands." (Psalm 115:4)

Many things vie for our affection and time and attention.

We need to always evaluate where we are focusing our lives.

Joshua told the people of Israel that they were to give their affection and worship to God alone (Joshua 24:14).

This was significant in contrast to the idols worshipped by the nations around them.

These idols were made of metal and were only the work of men's hands.

They were totally powerless compared to the Lord.

God's people were exhorted to find their security in Him and not in other gods.

The Lord Jesus Christ reiterated this in His discussion of the commandments, "Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind" (Matt. 22:37).

The Lord alone is our help and shield. Let us reserve our worship for Him. Never place someone or something above God!