THEME: CORRUPTION OF FLESH
“Take careful heed to yourselves, for you saw no form when the LORD spoke to you at Horeb out of the midst of the fire, lest you act corruptly and make for yourselves a carved image in the form of any figure: the likeness of male or female,”
-Idol worship was common in the Biblical times as it is prevalent today. God gave the children of Israel the Ten commandments and clearly indicated that “You shall have no other gods before Me. You shall not make for yourself a carved image 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; you shall not bow down to them nor serve them. For I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me, but showing mercy to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments” (Exodus 20:3-6). When they did not heed to the voice of the Lord and made a golden image of a calf to worship it as Moses had gone to collect the Ten Commandments, the wrath of God came upon them. The Lord said to Moses “Go down, because your people, whom you brought up out of Egypt, have become corrupt (Exodus 32:7). Three thousand men died that day and the Lord struck the Israelites with a plague. When the people humbled themselves before God, they received healing and restoration. We see in Psalm 135:15-18 that, the idols of the nations are silver and gold, made by human hands. They have mouths, but cannot speak, eyes, but cannot see. They have ears, but cannot hear, nor is there breath in their mouths. Those who make them will be like them, and so will all who trust in them. God requires us to love Him with all our hearts, minds, souls and strength and our neighbours ad ourselves. We also find other forms of idolatry in Colossians 3:5, including: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed. We are called to flee from all these things are seek the Lord wholeheartedly and return to Him with repentant hearts, and He will deliver us from all evil.
Lord You are our only God and only You are worthy of our worship and praise. Forgive us Father for we have turned away from You in idolatry, idolatry in our hearts, minds, society, nation and the entire world. We have gone astray forgive us merciful Father. We have mixed Your altar with the altars of other gods, forgive us Jesus and cover us with Your precious blood. Only You are holy, only You are our God, only You deserve our worship and praises. We humbly implore You to remove everything that is displeasing to You in our hearts and help us to work out our salvation with fear and trembling. Conform us to Your image Lord for You created us in Your image and likeness. Have mercy on our president and all our leaders that they may hearken to Your voice and worship You alone. By Your merciful love Lord, if you are pleased with us, teach us Your ways so that we may know You and continue to find favor with You. Remember with mercy Jesus that this nation is Your people, from everlasting to everlasting. Only in You do we live, move and have our being, stay in us for we are nothing without You. Save us merciful Father from the corona virus and the consequences that come with it. Deliver us Lord from all the snares of the wicked one for we are Your children Lord according to the promise. Your promises Lord are true and right and can never be thwarted, for You are not a man that You should lie nor a son of man that You should repent. Your faithfulness is everlasting Jehovah and Your judgment is righteous, have mercy on us Jesus and on the whole world. Only You are worthy of our worship and praise, only You are our God. We declare that we shall dwell in Your house forever, all the days of our lives, grant us rest. At Your name Jesus every knee should bow in heaven and on earth and under the earth and every tongue confess that Jesus You are the Lord to the glory of God the Father. Receive our praises and worship from our humble hearts Lord, now and forever. Amen
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