No ! to Material Worship

Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; Exodus 20:4‭-‬5 KJV

Whereas the first commandment focuses on the matter of the Godhead, this second one addresses matter of worship to any material form. These statements were made in view of their departure from Egypt, where they had lived for over four hundred years. All they were used to, was see over two thousand gods and goddesses of the Egyptian pantheon. Egyptians worshiped: Isis, Horus, Hathor, Osiris, Ra, Anubis mention a few. These gods had their popular designs and images. So God called for a stop to any mindset of thinking of worship in Egyptian design. John Gill has made an attempt to describe all the images described here. We are not able to quote him for lack of space. These boundaries were to outlaw what was not lawful worship. In the new testament, worship takes on the offer of ourselves to God, the offer of praise, material resources and service to one another. Worship is for God. Let your worship flow to Him.

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