DCLM Sincere Milk 21 September 2023 — Keep Yourselves From Idols

DCLM Sincere Milk  21 September 2023 Devotional by Pastor W. F. Kumuyi — Keep Yourselves From Idols

Topic: Keep Yourselves From Idols

Text: 1 John 5: 16- 21

16If any man see his brother sin a sin which is not unto death, he shall ask, and he shall give him life for them that sin not unto death. There is a sin unto death: I do not say that he shall pray for it.

17All unrighteousness is sin: and there is a sin not unto death.

18We know that whosoever is born of God sinneth not; but he that is begotten of God keepeth himself, and that wicked one toucheth him not.

19And we know that we are of God, and the whole world lieth in wickedness.

20And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life.

21Little children, keep yourselves from idols. Amen.

Key Verse: “Little children, keep yourselves from idols. Amen.” 1 John 5:21


An idol is a graven image or a representation of an image made for the purpose of worship. An idol is also an image worshipped in the place of God. Therefore, anything that takes the place of God in your life is an idol. The Lord is specifically speaking to children to keep themselves from idols. Anything that you value or place far above God is an idol and should not be found in you. There are some children that love football more than going to church, love sleep more than prayer, love food more than the Bible, love money and material things more than worship or service to God, those children are referred to as idolaters.

Are you like that? Do you love the things of this world more than God? If you have an idol in your heart, you need to quickly run to Jesus today to ask for forgiveness and forsake all idols in your life so that you can enjoy sweet fellowship with Him.

Further Reading: 1 John 3:6-10

Prayer for today: Lord, I forsake all my idols and surrender my life to You today

1. Admit that you are a sinner. "For all [humans] have sinned, and comes short of the glory of God....[and] the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord" (Romans 3:23)
2. Repent now. "Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out ...[for] if we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness " (Acts 3:19, 1 John 1:9)
3. Believe that God loves you and Jesus died for you. "God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet Sinners, Christ died for us" (Romans 5:8)
4. Invite Jesus into your life through prayer of faith. Jesus says, "Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me" (Revelation 3:20)