Re:Verse passage – Exodus 20:3 (day four)

This is the first commandment given to Moses on Mt. Sinai…given to begin to establish a relationship between God and His people, Israel.  Even as Moses was carving #1 on the stones, the children of Israel were back in camp making a golden calf…an idol…to worship instead of God.  Needless to say, the commandments were certainly pertinent to the contemporary society of Israel.

What about today?  Is idolatry even an issue in today’s culture?  Absolutely!  Satan continues to use this powerful tool to turn us away from God.  Think time…possessions…passions!  Anything that consumes our thoughts and diverts our minds and hearts from God.  “Therefore consider the members of your earthly body as dead to immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire and greed, which amounts to idolatry.”  (Colossians 3:5)  God is the one, true God and we cannot divide our allegiance and trust between Him and anything else.  Matthew 6:24 says, “No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to one and despise the other.  You cannot serve God and wealth.”

Author: Larry Soape

Larry Soape is the Associate Pastor for Median & Senior Adults, and Missions at FBCSA.

One thought on “Idolatry”

  1. I think the major problem is we don’t see them as idols because they were passed down from the generations before us. It’s part of our lives growing up and in this world there are so many idols, just like Starbucks, there’s an Idol on every corner. It’s up to us as parents to start removing those idols one by one and teach our children that we all need to worship the one true God, not things of this world. Thanks Larry

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