Making God after our image


You shall not make for yourself any graven idol, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water below the earth. You shall not bow down to them or serve them. Exodus 20:3-5

One of the ways people practice idolatry is to make God in their own image and likeness. We do this when we imagine that God thinks as we do, that our thoughts and ways are God’s thoughts and ways. But God clearly says, “My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways My ways” (Isa. 55:8). Rather than assuming God thinks as we do, God would have us conform our thoughts and ways to His, as revealed to us in the Scriptures, and repent of our sins and iniquities and place our faith in Christ Jesus and His cross.

Your ways and Your thoughts are true and right, O God. My thoughts and ways are not. Forgive my sins in the shed blood of Christ Jesus and cleanse my ways. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.

[Scripture is quoted from The Holy Bible, Modern English Version. Copyright © 2014 by Military Bible Association. Published and distributed by Charisma House.]