Designer Gods

I enjoy crafts as much as the next person, but I have never bowed down to my embroidered quilts or hand-sewn jackets. I like to make afghans for the cancer center but I don’t worship them. Here is what God says about worshipping your own creations as though they were gods.

All who make idols are nothing, and the things they treasure are worthless. Who shapes a god and casts an idol, which can profit nothing? People who do that will be put to shame; such craftsmen are only human beings.

The blacksmith takes a tool and works with it in the coals; he shapes an idol with hammers, he forges it with the might of his arm. The carpenter measures with a line and makes an outline with a marker; he roughs it out with chisels and marks it with compasses. He shapes it in human form so that it may dwell in a shrine.

He cut down cedars, … It is used as fuel for burning; with some of it he warms himself, he kindles a fire, and bakes bread. But he also fashions a god and worships it. Half of the wood he burns in the fire. From the rest he makes a god, his idol; he bows down to it and worships it.

He prays to it and says, “Save me! You are my god!” They know nothing, they understand nothing. They say “Shall I bow down to a block of wood?” (From Isaiah 44:9-21, NIV)

What is your idol my friend?

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