Idolatry, at its best, can be overturned and corrected. Idolatry, at its worst, can further diminish the very nature of Who God really is within the minds of those who already subscribe to unbelief in Him. Simultaneously, it can adversely affect those who believe in Him as well. When we begin to elevate people or things to the point wherein we are ‘worshiping’ them, we are, in essence, taking away from the Person of God and replacing them with attributes of the thing or person with whom He has been replaced. Therefore, we are ascribing finitude to the Infinite God. Once this has taken place, God ceases to be God.
This helps us to understand the importance of ‘not making any graven image’ for ourselves (Ex. 20:3,4). We begin to ascribe God-like qualities and attributes to the image, and as a result, we rob God of the very things that make Him Who He is. We have this insatiable need to be able to ‘see’ in the natural because our minds cannot understand the supernatural. It is incomprehensible to us while we operate in the flesh as oppose to ‘walking in the Spirit’ (2 Cor. 2:10-14; Gal. 5:16-25; Jn. 4:24).
“See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is.”
We must center our attention upon God again and know, for certain, in Whom and what we believe. Paul again teaches us that,
“…evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived. But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them…” (2 Tim. 3:13,14)…#thinkonthesethings