Jesus said in Matthew 4:10, “You shall worship the Lord your God and Him only shall you serve.” If we worship God in spirit and in truth, we cannot worship anyone or anything else. Anything we worship, other than God, is an idol. According to Webster, an idol is an image used as an object or instrument of worship.
God forbids us to make and worship idols. God says in Exodus 20:4-5, “You shall not make for yourself a carved image, any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; you shall not bow down to them nor serve them. For I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God.” We are not to make any image whether it is a statue or any likeness of anything in heaven or earth to worship them. However, many people do this when they worship icons – bow down and pray to these statues and painted pictures. This is in direct disobedience to the command of God.
In 1 John 5:21 we read, “My little children, guard yourselves from idols.” We are warned in Colossians 2:18, “Let no one cheat you of your reward, taking delight in false humility and worshipping angels.” We can loose our reward in heaven if we worship someone other than God. He is the only one we are to worship because He is a jealous God. God will not allow us to worship anyone else other than Himself. Revelations 21:8 says “idolaters shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.” We must only worship God and our worship must be in spirit and in truth.
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Karmen A. Booker has been called by God to exhort and teach others the Word of God. She is the founder of Wings of Love Ministries (WOLM), which is a teaching and evangelist ministry whose vision is to encourage and inspire people to accept and commit their lives to Jesus Christ so their lives will be transformed into righteousness, and they will experience unceasing love, joy, and peace.
She has produced ministry resources that are designed to equip and encourage women to grow in their spiritual walk with Jesus Christ, and discover and fulfill their God-given purpose for the Advancement of the Kingdom of God. Go to www.womendestinedforgreatness.wordpress.com/ministry-resources/