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  • Writer's pictureJan Weihl

Tearing Down Idols (Judges 6)

When we commit to following Jesus, He immediately calls us to action. He reveals the idols around us we must tear down and remove from our lives.



How we respond to the Lord's prompting to tear down our idols, reveals our true character and whether our desire to follow and obey Jesus is real.


When God called Gideon to be the 5th judge (deliverer) of Israel, the first thing He instructed Gideon to do was to tear down the idols around him.


Judges 6:25 Now on the same night the Lord said to him, “Take your father’s bull and a second bull seven years old, and pull down the altar of Baal which belongs to your father, and cut down the Asherah that is beside it”


The next morning when the Israelites saw that their idols were torn down, they were enraged.


How do we respond to God’s call to tear down the idols around us?

  • Do we get angry at the mere suggestion of it?

  • Do we defend the idol and fight to justify why it should remain?

  • Do we immediately obey God and tear down the idols?


Dear Lord, Please reveal the idols around me which I need to tear down and give me the faith and strength to immediately obey Your command and do it.

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