Just a thought!
Daniel 3:13 to Daniel 4
It is ironic that we read the story of the three Hebrew boys refusing to bow before any other God other than Jehova and we celebrate them.
Come to the present, we label anyone taking a stand against evil, and worship of any human as rebellious and defiant. The present day believer has mastered the art of compromise to the extent of worshiping the created rather than the creator.
There will always be few brave ones with the Spirit of God like these Hebrew boys and Mordecai in the book of Esther that refuses to bow before strange gods come what may.
Nebuchadnezzar built a statue, some today have made gods of things and others. They will drop Holy things for you to pick up just to see you bow before them. Men and women reduced to “honoring” mere men, fearing them more than God Almighty Himself! Denying the scriptures but embracing the doctrine of man.
Any strange desire, and demand to be worshipped is not of God. It is a desire from the pit of Hell and should be resisted at all cost.
Anyone that has been elevated to gods in this life and are allowing others to worship them as gods be warned. It is a matter of time. Remember King Nebuchadnezzar!
You shall have no other gods before me. Exodus 20:3
You shall not worship any other God Exodus 34:14
I am the Lord your God, who brought you out if Egypt, out of the land of slavery. 7 You shall have no other gods before me. Deuteronomy 5
Who and what are you worshiping? …….
You can repent today. Worship the Lord your God and Him only shall you serve!
Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!
2 thoughts on “Hypocrisy! Idol Worship!”
I have been thinking (and preaching) about this a lot lately. I also think that this is done far more than people believe. In my mind, anything (or anyone) that becomes an “infatuation” – something that we cannot stop thinking about stands in the place of a god, and by our devotion, is worshipped. We get to thinking that we cannot live without, well, whatever “it” is. And if that’s not what GOD should be, I don’t know what is.
As the basis of your post, the three Hebrew boys are still revered today for taking their stand. But then, any believer who today “calls sin, sin” is often viewed as (and named) a hater or a bigot. But then again, what more can we expect? Christ warned that they (the world) hated him – how then can we expect any less?
Sorry, thinking out loud. Lol. I say all that to say, “Good post!”
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Thank you Josh. You reiterated the idea nicely. Appreciate.