“…If we lay our lazy tail in bed… because someone in our “family” doesn’t want to go…”

CAPITALISM …VS… IDOLATRY:  Well its kind’a the same thing…isn’t it?  It’s the worship of something ahead of God.  If we worship MONEY, or the making of money, or free enterprise; then we are Idolaters.  If we worship materials things…cars, boats, our house, our job, a person, sex, gambling, drinking, a place, or thing(s)…above God…then, we are guilty of Idolatry, plus…a few other things.  So… how do we get ahead… successfully… in life; our careers, relationships, etc. without being accused of, or being guilty of…Idolatry?  Well, it’s simple…we can LOVE money, but not so excessively that we compromise God.  We can love to have a “little NIP” now and then, but not so excessively as to place it ahead of God.  We can love our jobs, our families, all of “our stuff,” but not to the extent that God comes SECOND.  We can love Sunday hunting, golf, or fishing; but not at the exclusion of God.  There’s always going to be extenuating circumstances to counter what I’m going to say next….but; If we lay our lazy tail in bed… because someone in our “family” doesn’t want to go to Church this Sunday…then, we are Idolaters.  Clear and simple… we’ve placed something, or someone, ahead of God.  The same holds true in our career.  If we’re out of town, and the “guys” want to go out on the town all weekend, and it means we miss going to Church…for the guys; then, I’m sorry…that’s Idolatry.  Exodus 20:3 says… “You shall have no other gods beforeme.”  How clear can it get?  We simply have to set our priorities… all very simple.  Which is more important…. Eternity on the golf course….or Heaven?   I might point out, too, that our own US Congress and the entire Federal Bureaucracy are catastrophic offenders of IDOLATRY…. God have mercy on ALL of us.  Blessings…cjlb…4/15/14

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About Charles Brooks

who is originally from Miami, Fla., moved to SC, holds two degrees from the University of SC. His business background is primarily in Real Estate Development (Motels, Hotel, Office Buildings, Restaurants, Residential) and Business Consulting. He currently is Managing Director of Brooks, Baker, Lehman & Kohlhepp - Investors in Real Estate and Mining, and has other business interests under the umbrella of Brooks Properties. FULL-TIME-MINISTRY: Fully engaged in spreading the Gospel of Our Lord Jesus Christ, with an emphasis on the Business Community.

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