Idolatry

For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope. Romans

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Micah 1

Mic 1:1 The word of the LORD that came to Micah the Morasthite in the days of Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah, which he saw concerning Samaria and Jerusalem.

Mic 1:2 Hear, all ye people; hearken, O earth, and all that therein is: and let the Lord GOD be witness against you, the Lord from his holy temple.

Mic 1:3 For, behold, the LORD cometh forth out of his place, and will come down, and tread upon the high places of the earth.

Mic 1:4 And the mountains shall be molten under him, and the valleys shall be cleft, as wax before the fire, and as the waters that are poured down a steep place.

Mic 1:5 For the transgression of Jacob is all this, and for the sins of the house of Israel. What is the transgression of Jacob? is it not Samaria? and what are the high places of Judah? are they not Jerusalem?

Mic 1:6 Therefore I will make Samaria as an heap of the field, and as plantings of a vineyard: and I will pour down the stones thereof into the valley, and I will discover the foundations thereof.

Mic 1:7 And all the graven images thereof shall be beaten to pieces, and all the hires thereof shall be burned with the fire, and all the idols thereof will I lay desolate: for she gathered it of the hire of an harlot, and they shall return to the hire of an harlot.

 

Idolatry: the outward expression of turning away from the living God to one of earthen material fashioned by humanity. This is an ancient manner of exalting humanity over God our Creator; worshipping the creation rather than the Creator. As we elevate mankind, its accomplishments, its leaders we commit the same offense. How much longer will we be spared His wrath?

 

Mankind, God’s creation, becomes the idol worshipped in many churches this day. We elevate the minister to the place where we listen and obey his voice rather than God’s voice. This is possible because we do not know God’s voice. Only time spent in His Word getting to know Him can prevent us from turning our love for our leaders into worship of what they have to say.

 

We the people are then guilty of turning them into counterfeit Christs as we lean on what they have to say rather than what Christ said. Turn back to God, church.

 

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