Wednesday, 28 November 2012

What G-d Will Not Do

"I am the LORD; that is my name! I will not give my glory to another or my praise to idols"
Isaiah 42:8
Our G-d is a Holy G-d. He is gracious and kind, faithful and pure Light, pure Love. There is no shadow of turning in Him.
Our G-d is a Consuming Fire and not to be played with. The two eldest sons of Aaron learned that truth when they played with the Holy Fire from the Altar while drunk:
 "Each took his censer and put fire in it, put incense on it, and offered it before the Lord". Then "fire went out from the lord and devoured them, and they died before the Lord" (Lev 10:1-2).
He is our Heavenly Father; but we must remember first and foremost that He is Holy.
G-d is willing to hear our prayers, heal our wounds, forgive our sins. He is willing to pour out His love to all who are willing to receive it.
But He will not share His Glory with another.
He will not share His Glory with idols of wood and stone. He will not share His Glory with American Idols or Movie Stars. Or Kings, Queens, Princes, Princess or Presidents.
There is only one L-rd and Saviour and He doesn't live in a New York Pen House, Buckingham Palace or the White House.
Calling a human being a g-d is a dangerous thing. And receiving that worship isn't a good idea either.
Again, another story from the Bible:
Acts 12: 21-23: And upon a set day Herod, arrayed in royal apparel, sat upon his throne, and made an oration unto them.
And the people gave a shout, saying, It is the voice of a god, and not of a man.
 And immediately the angel of the Lord smote him, because he gave not God the glory: and he was eaten of worms, and gave up the ghost."
 I have no problem giving any man or woman his or her do. But giving them the title and do that is G-d's alone is more than wrong. It is a sin.
And G-d doesn't wink at sin.
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