You Can't Hide
Gideon has torn down the altar and everyone in town notices.
There is something that you need to know about dealing with your own idolatry. It exposes other peoples idolatry. Idolatry isn't a secret sin that only effects you. Your sins will influence others. Especially, your closest friends and family.
I have watched for nearly 40 years of ministry people pass their sins on to the next generation of family and friends. Children learn reverence and honor for God from their parents. Likewise, they learn how to be selfish (and for the sake of this blog) idolatrous from them too.
But Gideon in defeating his own idolatry exposes Israels' problem. As we will see, they will not like it. But when you change your altar, people will notice. I've seen people worship at the feet of many worldly things. But when you switch to worshipping God - believe me, people will notice.
When you change your God, people will notice. You worship, and you obey the god of your choice. When it is a false idol, you serve it with all of your heart. But when you serve Jesus, people will notice what you have changed.
So what does your worship look like? Can people tell that you honor Jesus more than anything else in your life? Do they know who you honor and reverence more than anything else in life?
PRAY: Dear Jesus, help me to worship You with all my heart so the world will take notice and want what I have. AMEN