Psalm 16:4 contains a sober warning for us all. It says, “The sorrows of those who take another god for themselves will multiply”. The gods of this world fill our minds and our hearts, diverting attention away from Christ and onto our desires. We invest far too much of our time and resources in things that do not glorify Jesus. These other gods inhabit our entertainment choices, our priorities, and our thoughts.
Jesus demands all of us, and we profess to have given it to Him. Reality dictates otherwise, and according to the Psalmist, we multiply our sorrows. If you wonder why you don’t seem to find the abundant life Jesus promised, perhaps it’s because too many idols are filling your life. It’s not something any of us want to admit, but is true in almost all our lives.