DCLM Daily Manna Today 21st February 2021 Sunday – Folly Of Idolatry
You are reading DCLM Daily Manna Devotional for Today Sunday 21st February 2021; written by Pastor W.F Kumuyi. May you be blessed as you read on.
TOPIC: FOLLY OF IDOLATRY
TEXT: DEUTERONOMY 17:1-6
KEY VERSE: “Then shalt thou bring forth that man or that woman, which have committed that wicked thing, unto thy gates, even that man or that woman, and shalt stone them with stones, till they die” – Deuteronomy 17:5
MESSAGE: DCLM DAILY MANNA TODAY 21ST FEBRUARY 2021 SUNDAY
Brother Dominic came from an idol worshipping community. His father was the priest to a tree by the village stream, which the whole community worshipped. They ascribed all sorts of mysterious powers to the tree. But on getting to Lagos, Dominic heard the good news about Jesus Christ, repented and became a Christian.
He went home on annual leave with his family, but he was surprised that the whole community began to weep because their son “had abandoned the god of his fathers and followed a strange God”. God’s people are warned in our text against offering any ill-favoured animal for sacrifice, for that is an abomination to Him. He further warned against any man or woman who would go to worship other gods – the sun, the moon or any of the hosts of heaven.
Such individuals, after diligent inquiry, must be stoned to death. Idol worship is an affront to God. It is giving the glory due unto Him to graven images. God is a jealous God and rightly so. He is the One who “created all things, and for [His] pleasure, they are and were created” (Revelation 4:11). The folly of men and women who “worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator” has been a source of concern to God all through the ages.
Today’s idol worship is manifold. Some worship self, money, a mentor, fashion, sports, etc. Even in the church, some find it difficult to pay close attention to and take careful note of the Word, to worship and to pray. The preacher must round off, because there is a football match or television programme coming up. But God still demands true worship today. Heaven-bound saints must avoid every shade of idolatry and worship the Father “in spirit and in truth”.
Thought For Today: Idolatry is rebellion against heaven.
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