“The idols of the nations are but silver and gold, The work of man’s hands. They have mouths, but they do not speak; They have eyes, but they do not see; They have ears, but they do not hear, Nor is there any breath at all in their mouths. Those who make them will be like them, Yes, everyone who trusts in them.” (Psalm 135:15–18, NASB95)
There is quite a gem in the above snippet from Psalm 135, one of the psalms included in the “Great Hallel,” and it is this:
We reflect the God we perceive. We reflect (become like) who we believe our God to be. We either reflect the God of the Bible or we reflect those things or people or habits that become our idols.
So the question I’m asking myself today is, Who am I reflecting to the people who know me? Who am I reflecting to my readers (of my books, of my blog posts)?
I certainly hope I’m giving the right answer.