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Sunday, August 14, 2011

Idol Worship

The Bible cautions against idol worship.
 1 Hear the word of the LORD, O Israel!  2 This is what the LORD says: "Do not act like other nations who try to read their future in the stars. Do not be afraid of their predictions, even though other nations are terrified by them.    3 Their ways are futile and foolish. They cut down a tree and carve an idol.   4 They decorate it with gold and silver and then fasten it securely with hammer and nails so it won't fall over.  5 There stands their god like a helpless scarecrow in a garden! It cannot speak, and it needs to be carried because it cannot walk. Do not be afraid of such gods, for they can neither harm you nor do you any good."  6 LORD, there is no one like you! For you are great, and your name is full of power.    7 Who would not fear you, O King of nations? That title belongs to you alone! Among all the wise people of the earth and in all the kingdoms of the world, there is no one like you.  8 The wisest of people who worship idols are stupid and foolish. The things they worship are made of wood!  9 They bring beaten sheets of silver from Tarshish and gold from Uphaz, and they give these materials to skillful craftsmen who make their idols. Then they dress these gods in royal purple robes made by expert tailors.  10 But the LORD is the only true God, the living God. He is the everlasting King! The whole earth trembles at his anger. The nations hide before his wrath.  11 Say this to those who worship other gods: "Your so-called gods, who did not make the heavens and earth, will vanish from the earth."  12 But God made the earth by his power, and he preserves it by his wisdom. He has stretched out the heavens by his understanding.    13 When he speaks, there is thunder in the heavens. He causes the clouds to rise over the earth. He sends the lightning with the rain and releases the wind from his storehouses.  14 Compared to him, all people are foolish and have no knowledge at all! They make idols, but the idols will disgrace their makers, for they are frauds. They have no life or power in them.   --Jeremiah 10: 1-14 New Living Translation 

Who do you look up to?  In other words, who do you idolize?  Who do you turn to when in need of help?  Who do you turn to when you are feeling overwhelmed?  Who gets you out of your troubles?

Who do your loved ones turn to?  Do they turn to you?  Do you allow people to come to you with all their problems?  Do you try to solve their problems?  Do you go to those same people for help?
 How many people turn to fortune tellers?  How about those doomsday predictors who keep threatening that we will remain or start into another recession in our economy?  Who are we depending on to tell us what the future holds?  Who is carving an idol out a person?  Who keeps turning to the statues?  Who relies on statues made in the image of human beings who can't do anything for you?  Don't you know that it's been God, the Father, helping you through all your troubles?   All God had to do was utter words, and things were formed.  That's how powerful our God is.  How can we not turn to Him when we are trouble? Calling on God, in the name of Jesus, is full of power.  Why not do that today?  Let's turn to God when we are troubled.  May God bless us all with His power in our lives.    Thanks so much for reading today's blog entry about idol worship.  I appreciate you taking the time to read it.
 How about you, my readers?  Are you guilty of idol worship?  Have you accepted God, the Father, as the God of all gods?  I encourage you to read the Bible, especially Jeremiah 10.  I think it's worth understanding this concept of idol worship.  Knowing this can help you seek help from the real God who holds the ultimate power to affect your life in a wonderfully abundant way.
 God bless you all, my dear friends, with His wisdom and peace.  In Jesus' name.  Amen! 
This has been an entry for the Spiritual Sundays series. 

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