Self-Willed Worship

“I wholly dedicate the silver from my hand to the LORD for my son to make a graven image and a molten image…” (Judg 17:3)

When Micah’s mother gave him the money to make an idol – she said she was dedicating it to Jehovah.  This woman spent 200 pieces of silver on this idol: that’s roughly $1,300 at current prices!  You can’t fault her sacrifice, nor her zeal… but to say you serve God and then make an idol definitely shows a lack of knowledge of who God is.  Right there in the Ten Commandments it says,

“You shall not make for yourself a graven image, or any likeness of what is in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the water under the earth.” (Ex 20:4)

Not all worship is pleasing to God.  Micah and his mother are excellent examples of what happens to religion when “every man does what is right in his own eyes” (Judg 17:6)

If everyone says that they will worship God however they want and that no way is better than another… what if my form of worship is to mock your form of worship?  Or what if your form of worship is to not worship at all?

Religion without knowledge is manmade foolishness, and it won’t save us.  Without the order of God’s Word, worship is at best meaningless and at worst, blasphemous.

Brethren, my heart’s desire and my prayer to God for them is for their salvation. For I testify about them that they have a zeal for God, but not in accordance with knowledge. For not knowing about God’s righteousness and seeking to establish their own, they did not subject themselves to the righteousness of God.  (Rom. 10:1–3)

Matt. 4:4 #Biblebites

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