Have we developed an emotional attachment to a god of this world?
“14 Then He brought me to the entrance of the gate of the LORD’S house which was toward the north; and behold, women were sitting there weeping for Tammuz.” Ezek. 8
Tammuz was the Syrian god, equivalent to Adonis, male lover of Venus. Here were women of Jerusalem weeping for a false god. Appealing to a false god. The emotional attachment makes the tie an almost impossible one to break from. And because you can’t love two gods, the true God is hated by these people.
In our world today, we are no longer tempted to bow to Adonis, Ormudz the sun god, or Moloch, Athena or Diana. But still we have many gods in the world, 1 Cor. 8:5. The god of the flesh is powerful. And the emotional attachment that men and women have towards these makes it nearly impossible to turn their hearts back to the true God.
Do we honor our children more than God? Do we honor our sports teams more than God? Do we put our bellies and our recreational activities before God? Often this is the case and is apparent when we have more zeal, more heart, more joy for things of the world than we do for Almighty God.
To what or whom have we given our emotions?