July 17, 2013

Today you should read: Jeremiah 10:1-25

There Is None Like Our God!

Passages like this always captivate me.  Passages that describe God, show His majesty, and speak of Him in ways that we don’t consider on a daily basis.  When we read verses about God and His character, we begin to feel the weight of God’s glory.  I hope you will rest and marvel in that glory today.

In our passage we see an alternating approach.  It speaks of idols; then it speaks of God.  Let’s look at the contrasts between worshiping the idol and worshiping a majestic God.  My hope for us today is that we would see the incomparable awesomeness of our God.

Today’s “Walk-a-Way”

The Idol: 

Worshiping it is futile and foolish (v. 3 and v.8)

They are made from cut-down trees (v.3 and v.8)

They are made and decorated by a man (v.3-4 and v.9)

They fall over (literally) (v.4)

They can’t speak (v.5)

They can’t walk (v.5)

They can’t do any good (v.5)

They have no breath or power (v.14)

They will simply be destroyed (v.15)

Ok, this is just foolishness.  It kind of seems like a joke that people would make an idol and worship this created piece of wood.  I laugh sometimes when I read over these verses because it seems as if God is telling us the ridiculousness of worshiping these things.  But let’s not forget; we worship idols of our own and it is just as foolish.  Compared to worshiping the true God, our idols are just as much of a joke.  Let’s now look at God!

Our God:

His name is full of power (v. 6)

He is the King of nations (v. 7)

Nothing can be compared to Him (v.7)

Under His wrath no one can stand (v. 10)

He made the earth by His own power (v.12)

He constantly preserves the earth by His own wisdom (v.12)

He stretched out the heavens by His own understanding (v. 12)

When He speaks in thunder the heavens roar with rain (that’s just cool) (v. 13)

He releases the wind from a storehouse (hate to be in that store house) (v. 13)

One of His names is The Lord of Heaven’s Armies (v.16)

If He corrected us in anger, we would die (v. 24)

What a contrast!  Now that we have all the facts, we have a choice to worship something dead (by the way, we become like what we worship) or we have the choice to worship our majestic awesome God.

We have such an amazing God, let’s worship Him over everything else in our lives.

Posted by: Sam Cirrincione

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Author: Center Point Church

A multi-campus church in central Kentucky. Our mission is to take everyone we meet one step closer to becoming a true disciple of Jesus Christ.

2 thoughts on “July 17, 2013”

  1. I was drawn to verse 21 this morning and did a little study of the words “inquire of the Lord” it appears that inquiring of the Lord is not a “given” but actually a God given ability that relates to the laying down of idols.
    Ezekial 20:31 “When you offer your gifts-the sacrifice of your sons in the fire-you continue to defile yourselves with all your idols to this day. Am I to let you inquirer of me, O house of Israel? As surely as I live, declares the Sovereign Lord, I will not let you inquirer of me.”
    This is some pretty tough stuff if we realize that our own stubbornness to hang on to worthless idols can hinder our ability to receive the Lord’s guidance in our lives. Oh that God would bring us to our knees in humble obedience…so that we might truly live in the abundance He has for us! Help us, Lord, choose LIFE!

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