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Like and Idol

Hello, God has given me something in Psalm 135:15 & 18

“The idols of the nations are silver and gold,
    made by human hands.” (Psalm 135:15)

“Those who make them will be like them,
    and so will all who trust in them.” (Psalm 135:18)

The Psalmist is saying that other nations’ gods were made with mere silver and gold by human hands, and he said that those who made them would be like them. He said that those gods had mouths, but could not talk. They hand feet but could not walk. They couldn’t do anything, yet they were worshiped. So, the Psalmist says that those who made them and trusted in them, would be just like them.

On the other hand, Israel had God! Psalm 135:5 says:

“I know that the Lord is great,
    that our Lord is greater than all gods.”

God was great, and unlike all those other gods. He does what He pleases, and He is great and mighty. So, why did He die? Why did the great and mighty God save us, and die? If He is great, and we created such horrid gods, then why did He die and we live? Answer: Because He loved us. He loved us so much, that He gave His only son to die for us, and become the sacrifice of our sin. John 3:16:

 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”

God loves so much, no matter what we’ve done, that He gave His own son for us. We would have been like the idols, we would die. But God, oh great and mighty God, died for us. Praise the Lord! Praise Him for saving us from sin.

Dear Heavenly Father,

Thank You that You loved me so much to save me. Thank You that I will not become like handmade gods, and die. Thank You that I get to come be with You, and worship You. Thank You for sending Jesus to die on the cross for me. Please help me to spread this news to those who don’t know about You. In Jesus’ name Amen.

Peace and love, Joy Cleveland

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