In this episode of Christianity Works, Berni Dymet wants to help us draw closer to Jesus and experience His power and peace. He introduces us to a couple of Bible characters from the Book of Judges, who in a single chapter, show us just how easy it is to fall into idolatry.
‘In Judges:17, a woman has her life savings stolen,’ says Berni. ‘And then all of a sudden, it emerges that her son, young Micah, was the thief. Her own flesh and blood. He stole all her money, but his conscience gets the better of him and he returns it.’
We think that his mother should have been angry at this act of theft and deceit. Instead, she says, My son, be blessed by the Lord. Then to celebrate, she tells her son to make an idle cast of metal using 200 pieces of silver, and she consecrates the silver idol to the Lord.
‘The first of the Ten Commandments is you shall have no other gods before me,’ says Berni. ‘The second is you shall not make for yourself an idol, whether in the form of anything that is in heaven above or that is on the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. You shall not bow down to them and worship them for I the Lord, your God am a jealous God, punishing children for the iniquity of their parents to the third and fourth generations of those who reject me.’
‘The whole point of letting go of your idols is so that God can give you His very best for your life.’