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GIVE THEM AN INCH

 Judges 18:31 “So they set up for themselves Micah’s graven image which he had made, all the time that the house of God was at Shiloh.”

SLIPPERY SLOPE

 What in the world is meant by this?  Surely, they knew better than to make an idol. They were worshippers of Jehovah Who demanded no idol worship.  But here we find them setting up a “graven image.”  It may have been an innocent gesture, but it led to disobedience.

Years later, Jeroboam set up the golden calves as a place of worship away from Jerusalem.  Some believe it was in the same place and because of the long standing graven images that were set up here.  If it was good enough for them, it would be even better later.  This seemed to be the thought.

TEACHING MOMENT

As parents, we have to hold our children to a strict standard as it relates to worshipping the Lord.  Anything does NOT go.  Our world seems to imply that we can worship the Lord in whatever way we choose.  The worlds shouts, “Be free in your beliefs.”  Straying from the Biblical commands, even a little bit, can take you far off course.

Remember, you are not raising children.  You are raising child raisers.  Whatever you teach your little Johnny or Susie will be taught or lived out to their children who in turn will do the same.  You have the opportunity to impact future generations.

Are you doing that?  Are you impacting your grandchildren today, before they are even born?  Yes, you are, whether you realize it or not.  Make a Jesus impression on them today.

Jehovah God, I will hold only You as my object of worship.  I do not need anything else to represent.  You are love and I know You are present always.

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