What does it mean to avoid idolatry in today’s culture? In this message on the Second Commandment, Alistair Begg reminds us that God’s law addresses more than just bowing down to statues. In every place and time, God commands us to worship Him only as He has revealed Himself in the Bible. When we worship Him according to our own ideas instead, we dishonor God and lead others astray.
4“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. 5You shall not bow down to them or serve them, for I the Lord your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and the fourth generation of those who hate me, 6but showing steadfast love to thousands2 of those who love me and keep my commandments.
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Scripture taken from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. Copyright ©2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. Text provided by the Crossway Bibles Web Service.