There is only one who saves and His Name is Jesus. Lift Him up in praise. Give thanks to the Lord for all He has done for us. He was lifted up on the cross to pay the price for our sins. Honor the Father in heaven who sent His son to die for us. When your heart is wrapped up in the mercy of the Lord then their can’t be any place for other forms of worship. Making an image and bowing down to it is mocking God. God said to not worship Idols but so many do and aren’t even aware of it. People have figures of Mary and the saints and worship them. When the pope speaks, people kneel in reverence to him. This is not an act from God. All worship and praise belongs to our mighty God and King of Glory. Bow before the Lord who reigns supreme in heaven. He is our God and we are His people. Our salvation is in jeopardy if we don’t know the Lord. We come to know Him when we give up everything for Him. Our very lifestyle could be impeding our way to heaven.

Oh Lord, I love You above all. Your great mercy has set me free. I am no longer tied down to idols of this earth. They never did anything for me but cause me pain. I don’t need to look at a painting of You to praise You. It pains me to think of all the people that believe they love You but bow down to an idol or person on earth. Your commandments are sealed in my heart. Reading your first commandment has taught me how important it is to worship the Lord. It reads, “You shall have no other gods before Me. You shall not make for yourself a carved image—any likeness of anything that is in heaven above”. My trust is in You. I am grateful for all the great pastors who are leading so many to You. They don’t seek worship but lift everyone to praise You. Thank You for trusting in me in sharing your message to the world. My hope is that everyone that is caught up in idolatry will repent and give up this awful deed. You are the way to eternal life. I will honor You from the inside out.

Exodus 20:1-6
1 And God spoke all these words, saying:
2 “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.
3 “You shall have no other gods before Me.
4 “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;
5 you shall not bow down to them nor serve them. For I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me,
6 but showing mercy to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments.

Artist: Chris Tomlin
Album: Not To Us (2002)
Song: Come Let Us Worship

Posted by Paul Gee

My life is dedicated to sharing the love of Jesus to the world. I love the Lord and want everyone to feel the same love. I would feel awful if I kept His joy to myself. For this I write daily devotionals to lead people to Christ. Jesus is the anchor of my soul.

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