[CF Devotionals] 2019-19-10-20 - The Second Commandment: Outline

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Idolatry creates some very strange thinking. And people have always worshiped idols, even recognizing the illogic of doing so. Aesop, whether intentionally or not, makes this point with his fable:

The Image of Mercury and The Carpenter

A very poor man, a Carpenter by trade, had a wooden image of Mercury, before which he made offerings day by day, and begged the idol to make him rich, but in spite of his entreaties he became poorer and poorer. At last, being very angry, he took his image down from its pedestal and dashed it against the wall. When its head was knocked off, out came a stream of gold, which the Carpenter quickly picked up and said, “Well, I think thou art altogether contradictory and unreasonable; for when I paid you honor, I reaped no benefits: but now that I maltreat you, I am loaded with an abundance of riches.” 1
  1. A Nation of Priests, A Holy People ~ Continued
    1. Thou shalt not make ... any graven image
      1. The Commandment against idolatry
      2. Why is idolatry even an issue?
      3. How do we eliminate idolatry?

“I am the LORD; that is my name; my glory I give to no other, nor my praise to carved idols.” Isaiah 42:8 ESV Verses 4-6

Study to be continued.


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