"Youshall have no other gods before me.” (Exodus 20:3)
When we listento this, most Christians think that they have never worshiped idols.
However wehave a lot of idols or other gods without realizing. The devil, Satan
anddemons’ work make us worship them and eat the food sacrifice to the idols.
The devil also makes us love our flesh and money more than the Lord.
He makes us follow the ways of the world. Heskillfully hides and deceives us to
make us serve other gods. Evil spirits makeus bow down to ancestor’s souls who
have passed away and eat the foodsacrificed to them, making them think they are
dutiful to their parents. Hemakes us live according to the desires of our sinful
nature and the ways of theworld to deprive our minds from loving the Lord.
Why do the evilspirits make us act in that way? It is for them to take us to hell,
making us cursed, sick and commit sin (John 10:10). It is the devil who wants to
sit on God’s throne to be worshiped and to occupy the mind of humankind.
“He who does what is sinful is of the devil.”(1 John 3:8) If you belong to the devil,
you will be led by him and will go tohell with the devil. The Lord said, “You shall
have no other gods before me.” It is the love of God who wants to keep us form
sin,evil spirits, hell and destruction.
We shouldunderstand the love of God and obey Him.
What kinds ofblessing have the idols you served given you?
Far from receiving blessing, the Lord will punish the children forthe sin of the
fathers to the third and fourth generation of those who hate the Lord, The other
gods are the enemies who destroy you and your descendants.
The Lord blessesus to a thousand generations. We should not be deceived by the
evil spirits and serve the Lord only.
Extracted from YonseiNewspaper #371(2014-01-25)"