Sunday, June 23, 2024

The Second of the Ten Commandments


“You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or 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. 

You shall not bow down to them 

or serve them”.       

                                                        -Exodus 20:4-5a

“Keep yourselves from idols.”

                                                        -1 John 5:21

“Keep yourselves from idols means

keep yourselves from trusting, obeying, revering, and following—

that is, in effect, worshiping—

anyone or anything other than God himself, and his Son Jesus Christ.”*


Why have standards fallen so low? Where is the sense of honor and duty? There is no win or salvation in the shame of dishonor and indecency....