God’s Word to Israel


You shall not make a post idol of any trees near unto the altar of the LORD your God, which you shall make you. Neither shall you set up any image; which the LORD your God hates. Deuteronomy 16:21-22 KJV 2000

Matthew Henry’s Commentary:

Care is taken to prevent following the idolatrous customs of the heathen. Nothing belies God more, or tends more to corrupt the minds of men, than representing and worshipping, by an image, that God, who is an almighty and eternal Spirit, present every where. Alas! even in gospel days, and under a better dispensation, established upon better promises, there is a tendency to set up idols, under one form or another, in the human heart.


3 responses to “God’s Word to Israel

  1. This morning I was thinking about the scripture, You shall have no other gods before Me. Many think it means having anything of more importance or attention than God. True, but it also means putting other gods in front of God’s holy face, like what is done in churches with their christo-paganism and pagan/papist traditions of men. Not unlike what is shown in this post as one example.

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