A Letter to a Father about Idolatry


To fully understand something you must go back. To understand Idolatry and why it makes God angry, we must know why we need to worship God. In the book of Genesis chapter one as you read the bible when God was creating something, he spoke directly to the source of the thing. For example in Genesis chapter 1 verse 11 and it reads: “Then God said, “Let the LAND produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants and trees on the land that bear fruit with seed in it, according to their various kinds.” And it was so.” God spoke to the land or dirt if you will, to produce vegetation. The important thing you must know about Genesis chapter 1 as you read, is that whatever God spoke to is the sustainer of the product it was to produce. Allow me to break it down even further. The land doesn’t need the plant, but the plant needs the land or soil to survive. The water doesn’t need the fish, but the fish needs the water to survive. It is so important because you must know that whatever something comes from it needs it to survive. In Genesis chapter one verse 26 reads. “Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness so they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.” In this particular verse, you MUST see that God is speaking to himself when he says “Let us make mankind.” Who are the sustainer and source? Remember whatever God spoke to be it water, land or sky that particular thing had to be in that environment to live. If God talked to himself to make mankind, who needs God? The answer is mankind. The reason God hates Idol worship is that God is the source. Why would you worship anything else but the God who sustains you, provides for you and loves you? You should always worship the source, not the resource because the source gives you the ability to get the resources. It is my prayer that all Fathers would grasp this concept because you’re just like God in that whatever you produce (children, wife) you are to sustain, protect and provide.

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