Golden Calves

So on the advice of his counselors, the king made two gold calves. He said to the people, “It is too much trouble for you to worship in Jerusalem. Look, Israel, these are the gods who brought you out of Egypt!” (1 Kings 12:28) Read: 1 Kings 12:20 – 13:34, Acts 9:26-43, Psalm 132:1-18, Proverbs 17:6…

Iconoclasm

Do not make idols or set up carved images, or sacred pillars, or sculptured stones in your land so you may worship them. I am the Lord your God. (Leviticus 26:1) Read: Leviticus 25:47-27:13, Mark 10:32-52, Psalm 45:1-17, Proverbs 10:22   Relate: Emperor Leo III overthrew his predecessor to save the Kingdom. Byzantium had been severely mismanaged and was…

John 5:44 (Cannot Believe)

No wonder you can’t believe! For you gladly honor each other, but you don’t care about the honor that comes from the one who alone is God. (John 5:44) Read: 2 Samuel 8:15 – 10:19, 1 Chronicles 6:16-53, 18:14 – 19:19 Relate: There is a very popular preacher and author who has often been misunderstood and taken…

John 2:5 (One Command)

But his mother told the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.” (John 2:5) Daily Bible Reading: Exodus 16:1 – 19:25 Relate: If I were to ask, how would you define the word “idol”? One of the most common definitions I hear is something along the lines of “anything that a person makes of greater importance than God”  Often the…

Abortion (11/8/13)

Read:  Ezekiel 18:1-19:14, Hebrews 9:1-10, Psalm 106:32-48, Proverbs 27:10 They shed innocent blood, the blood of their sons and daughters. By sacrificing them to the idols of Canaan, they polluted the land with murder. They defiled themselves by their evil deeds, and their love of idols was adultery in the Lord’s sight. (Psalm 106:38-39) Relate: Sacrificing children to the idols of Canaan. It sounds…

Jerub-baal (10/10/13)

Read: Jeremiah 14:11-16:15, 1Thessalonians 2:9-3:13, Psalm 80:1-19, Proverbs 25:1-5 Your ancestors were unfaithful to me. They worshiped other gods and served them. They abandoned me and did not obey my word. And you are even worse than your ancestors! You stubbornly follow your own evil desires and refuse to listen to me. (Jeremiah 16:11-12) Remove the…

Angels (4/20/13)

Read: Joshua 21:1-22:20, Luke 20:1-26, Psalm 89:1-13, Proverbs 13:15-16 For who in all of heaven can compare with the Lord? What mightiest angel is anything like the Lord? The highest angelic powers stand in awe of God. He is far more awesome than all who surround his throne. (Psalm 89:6-7) Relate: Time for a little…