Tagged idols

A Place Near Your Altar

God allowed a sparrow to come near His altar and build her nest. (Psalms 84:3).  He also killed Uzziah instantly for reaching out to steady the altar and keep it from falling. (2 Sam 6:6).  He would kill any but the high priest for coming in the Holy of holies where the Altar was in the Temple.  He caused tumors to come upon the inhabitants of the Philistine city of Ashdod, when they carried off the altar, and He destroyed their idol. (1 Sam. 5:9).  Woe to those who approach God – beware.   All believers approach God…

The Correct Position

I was recently reading Daniel 3:16-18 which tells the story about Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego.  They told King Nebuchadnezzar that they would not bow down and worship his golden image and further that they had a God who could save them from the furnace of fire – which was the penalty for refusal.  They went on to say “But even if he does not (save us), let it be known to you, O king, that we are not going to serve your gods or worship the golden image that you  have set up.”  These godly men were so different from…