Isaiah 45:21-22 “This is what the Lord says,’Israel’s King and Redeemer, the Lord Almighty I am the first and I am the last; apart from me there is no God.'”
The Scene: A wooden carving made into an idol.
Isaiah 46:6-7 ” Some pour gold from their bags and weigh out silver on the scales; they hire a goldsmith to make a god and they bow down and worship it.”
Today there are many people practicing idolatry. Idolatry takes many forms;iIt can be people, money, their own bodies, false gods, sports figures, false images like this wooden idol, animals. Man’s idea of a god to worship is endless. But there is but one true God.
Psalm 135:15-18 “The idols of nations are silver and gold, made by the hands of men. They have mouths, but cannot speak, eyes, but cannot see; they have ears, but cannot hear, nor is there breath in their mouths. Those who make them will be like them, and so will all who trust in them.”
Romans 1:22-23 “Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like mortal man and birds and animals.”
For the results of this idolatry read Romans 1:24-32
Idol worship will not help people in their time of need. Nor will they have the love and caring which human kind both needs and seeks.
Mark 12:28-30 ” One of the teachers of the law came and heard them debating. Noticing that Jesus had given them a good answer, he asked him, ‘Of all the commandments, which is the most important?’ ‘The most important one,’ answered Jesus, ‘is this:”Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is One. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.'”
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