A feeling of profound awe and respect and often love; veneration. An act showing respect, especially a bow or curtsy.

Exodus 20:4-6 "You shall not make for yourself an idol in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the fathers to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, but showing love to a thousand {generations} of those who love me and keep my commandments."

According to the 10 commandments we should revere nothing. Let's confirm through the bible what not to revere.

Jeremiah 10:3-5 "For the customs of the peoples are worthless; they cut a tree out of the forest, and a craftsman shapes it with his chisel. They adorn it with silver and gold; they fasten it with hammer and nails so it will not totter. Like a scarecrow in a melon patch, their idols cannot speak; they must be carried because they cannot walk. Do not fear them; they can do no harm nor can they do any good."

The idol described in this verse has the shape of a scare crow. God mentioned that this was worthless and no one should revere this. But let's see an example of an idol that is in the shape of a scarecrow that is constantly revered:

The scarecrow and the cross look exactly alike! As one's who believe in God, we should make every effort to revere God Almighty and only God. But how? Let's see the Example of King Josiah:

2 Kings 23:21 "The king gave this order to all the people: 'celebrate the Passover to the LORD your God, as it is written in this Book of the Covenant.'"

After Kings Josiah celebrated the Passover, what did he do?

2 Kings 23:24-25 "Furthermore, Josiah got rid of the mediums and spiritists, the household gods, the idols and all the other detestable things seen in Judah and Jerusalem. This he did to fulfill the requirements of the law written in the book that Hilkiah the priest had discovered in the temple of the LORD. Neither before nor after Josiah was there a king like him who turned to the LORD as he did—with all his heart and with all his soul and with all his strength, in accordance with all the Law of Moses"

King Josiah was made aware of all the idols that were being revered in the temple of God and he broke, smashed, and got rid of all the idols. After all the idols were gone, he was recognized as the one who turned to God with all his heart, soul, and strength. With idols in the way we cannot revere God like we should, but one they're gone we too can turn and revere God with the utmost respect and love.

Christ Ahnsahnghong came and restored the truth of the Passover for us. Reverence towards the Him should be innate in us, because He has given us a way to receive eternal life, forgiveness of sins, and awareness of what idols are through the Passover.

YAY!! Check back next week.



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