Obviously, God encourages the creation of sculptures, but bowing before them and worshiping them is wrong.
Today’s Reading: Exodus 23-24
Key Verse: Exodus 23:20
Behold, I send an Angel before you to keep you in the way and to bring you into the place which I have prepared.
Obviously, God encourages the creation of sculptures, but bowing before them and worshiping them is wrong. Exodus 23:19 is the basis for the entire “Kosher” food system of observant Jews today. The religious Jews have taken a simple command not to boil a calf in the milk of its mother and expanded it enormously. We need to be careful to avoid such a religious trap. Again we read (24:4) “early in the morning.” It’s not that we earn brownie points by rising early to seek God; it’s an indication of fervency for God to which He responds. Seventy-five people saw the God of Israel (24:10). What an awesome description of what they saw. Revealing Himself in this way was God’s initiative. Continue serving Him and He will reveal Himself to us in an infinite variety of ways. Jesus said, “He who has seen Me has seen the Father” (John 14:9). We must keep our eyes on Jesus.
PRAYER FOR TODAY:
Lord Jesus, You are God and also the Messenger of God. Keep me in the way, and bring me into the place that You have prepared. Like Moses, I have built an altar. An altar can have many forms. Bless this one, Lord God, called “100 Words.” Amen!
100 PERSONAL WORDS:
I want to say thanks to those that have helped this almost computer illiterate person write a two-year daily blog, journeying through the Holy Bible. The original blog was sponsored by Crossroads Christian Communications Inc., a federally chartered non-profit charity in both Canada and the United States. Norma-Jean and I receive an official receipt for our giving to the ministry which we use on our income tax return. I enjoy directing some of the money, which would otherwise go to the government, in a different way…God’s work. In a sense, the government is also God’s work. Romans 13:1-7 gives me a more positive attitude toward government, whether I agree with the decisions made or not.