First Presbyterian Church | Colorado Springs

Synthetic Hope

Break the idols before the idols break you. 

Synthetic Hope

This week's sermon: 

In our times of despair and trial, we are tempted to lean on manmade gods—synthetic hope. Habakkuk 1:16 introduces us to the godless person who worships the technology they have to make profit. Habakkuk 2:9 speaks of loving profit and wealth more than people. We are not unlike the idolaters of Habakkuk's day. We get sucked into the pursuit of false gods, and it causes us to devalue others and make undue sacrifices to useless idols.

What are you worshipping above the Lord? Don’t succumb to synthetic hope. The Lord is in his holy temple. Let all the earth be silent before him.

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The prophet Habakkuk could see the coming onslaught. God's people were about to be overthrown by the Babylonians. Habakkuk cried out to the Lord for justice, but accepted his fate as judgment and correction. His cries are our cries today. We pray from a position of longing and hope, wanting above all that God would send his Kingdom. We watch and wait for heaven to come down. We long for the Kingdom Come. 


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