The Living God Contrasts with Dead Idols

Acts 14:15 (NKJV)

15 and saying, “Men, why are you doing these things? We also are men with the same nature as you, and preach to you that you should turn from these useless things to the living God, who made the heaven, the earth, the sea, and all things that are in them,

 

1 Kings 18:26–29 (NKJV)

26 So they took the bull which was given them, and they prepared it, and called on the name of Baal from morning even till noon, saying, “O Baal, hear us!” But there was no voice; no one answered. Then they leaped about the altar which they had made.

27 And so it was, at noon, that Elijah mocked them and said, “Cry aloud, for he is a god; either he is meditating, or he is busy, or he is on a journey, or perhaps he is sleeping and must be awakened.” 28 So they cried aloud, and cut themselves, as was their custom, with knives and lances, until the blood gushed out on them. 29 And when midday was past, they prophesied until the time of the offering of the evening sacrifice. But there was no voice; no one answered, no one paid attention.

 

Psalm 115:2–7 (NKJV)

2   Why should the Gentiles say,

“So where is their God?”

3   But our God is in heaven;

He does whatever He pleases.

4   Their idols are silver and gold,

The work of men’s hands.

5   They have mouths, but they do not speak;

Eyes they have, but they do not see;

6   They have ears, but they do not hear;

Noses they have, but they do not smell;

7   They have hands, but they do not handle;

Feet they have, but they do not walk;

Nor do they mutter through their throat.

 

Isaiah 46:1–4 (NKJV)

1       Bel bows down, Nebo stoops;

Their idols were on the beasts and on the cattle.

Your carriages were heavily loaded,

A burden to the weary beast.

2   They stoop, they bow down together;

They could not deliver the burden,

But have themselves gone into captivity.

3   “Listen to Me, O house of Jacob,

And all the remnant of the house of Israel,

Who have been upheld by Me from birth,

Who have been carried from the womb:

4   Even to your old age, I am He,

And even to gray hairs I will carry you!

I have made, and I will bear;

Even I will carry, and will deliver you.

 

Jeremiah 10:3–6 (NKJV)

3       For the customs of the peoples are futile;

For one cuts a tree from the forest,

The work of the hands of the workman, with the ax.

4       They decorate it with silver and gold;

They fasten it with nails and hammers

So that it will not topple.

5       They are upright, like a palm tree,

And they cannot speak;

They must be carried,

Because they cannot go by themselves.

Do not be afraid of them,

For they cannot do evil,

Nor can they do any good.”

6       Inasmuch as there is none like You, O Lord

(You are great, and Your name is great in might),

 

1 Thessalonians 1:9 (NKJV) (Paul Speaking to Thessalonians)

For they themselves declare concerning us what manner of entry we had to you, and how you turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God,

 

The Father is seeking true worshipers because He wants people to live in reality, not in falsehood.

 God is testing us every day and has given us the right to make our own choices. Do you know which ones are the right choices in Gods mind?

Fear God, love God, honor God, and trust God with all your heart, mind and soul and you will receive and experience the joy of the promises of God’s blessings in His time.

 

Prayer:  Father in heaven, hallowed is Thy Name.  I praise You for Your Son and the Holy Spirit. I praise You for Your grace in sending us Your wisdom about the “The Living God Contrasts with Dead Idols.”  I praise You for Your caring, Your loving kindness, and Your generosity.  Only Your graciousness and love could forgive the sins of mankind and still allow him to become a Son of Yours. Please bless those who have read this article for they too seek Your righteous truth, love, wisdom and understanding.

May God, Jesus, The Holy Spirit and Christianity be our guiding lights, our safety nets and our inspiration for loving happiness in all of Your kingdom. Father into your hands I commend my spirit. Not my will, but yours be done. Please come Lord Jesus.

I pray in Jesus sweet name and to His glory through the power of the Holy Spirit,

Amen.

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