But the Lord is in His holy temple. Let all the earth keep silence before Him. Habakkuk 2:20 NKJV
How does it profit us to construct a God of our own making? What good will result from building an idol of wood or stone? There are consequences for people who put their faith in useless idols made of human hands.
Not all idols are made by human hands.
An idol is anything that takes the place of Jesus in our lives. What matters most is not what we do. What matters most is who we do it for. It is possible to do all the right things for all the wrong reasons.
Verse nineteen describes idols that are overlaid with gold and silver. The idols of our day glitter and shine. They are just as useless. But the Lord God Most High, the Creator of Heaven and Earth, reigns on high today. He is in total control of creation today.
Jesus is God. We have no excuse, argument, or grounds to dispute with Jesus. He is a jealous God. Jesus wants us to worship Him and only Him!
Jesus is willing to forgive our sins past present and future. He is willing to overlook our mistakes shortcomings and failures.
We will stand before Jesus one day. He will hold us to account for how we lived. Our hearts will be laid bare before Him.
If we did not live by faith in Jesus we will receive the just judgment of a holy God. If we lived by faith in Jesus we will receive the grace and mercy of a loving Heavenly Father.
God is in His Holy Temple today! You are His beloved! His thoughts toward you are always for good and never for evil!
The false gods that draw us away from Jesus today can never save your soul. Only Jesus can do that. That idols that glitter and shine today can never take the place in your heart that was created for Jesus. They grow old and decay just as all created things do.
Jesus will deliver you into the promised land of His presence if you trust Him with your life today. Jesus is was and will always be the One True and Eternal God who created you in His image and likeness.
Jesus created you to shower His love upon you and be loved by you!
Do not dispute, oppose or struggle against God’s authority over creation. Humble yourself before the Lord by submitting to the Lordship of Jesus Christ!
You do not have to be completely silent before the Lord today. Worship Jesus in spirit and truth everyday of your life and it will be well with your soul!
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