Summary: To show in a negative verse what abominable things these unbelievers does with their idols so that we will not do it and be blameless before GOD.
How do you remove idols in your heart?
Focus on JESUS alone.
Hebrews 12:2 (Amplified Bible)
Looking away [from all that will distract] to Jesus, Who is the Leader and the Source of our faith [giving the first incentive for our belief] and is also its Finisher [bringing it to maturity and perfection]. He, for the joy [of obtaining the prize] that was set before Him, endured the cross, despising and ignoring the shame, and is now seated at the right hand of the throne of God.
II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:
To show in a negative verse what abominable things these unbelievers does with their idols so that we will not do it and be blameless before GOD.
Deuteronomy 12:3 (King James Version)
And ye shall overthrow their altars, and break their pillars, and burn their groves with fire; and ye shall hew down the graven images of their gods, and destroy the names of them out of that place.
Praise, worship and thank You very much LORD JESUS for You have overthrown, broken and destroyed all these idols within our hearts.
How does unbelievers worship their idols?
A. Name derived from: 2 Greek words: "deuteros" meaning second and "nomos" meaning law.
B. Author: Moses (commonly accepted)
C. Date written: 1407 - 1406 B.C.
D. Purpose: The former generation of Israel had died in the wilderness; hence it was important that the law should be repeated and expounded to the new generation before they entered the Promised Land.—Thompson Chain - Bible Book Outlines
E. To whom written: The children of Israel, the generation which would enter and conquer the Promised Land.—Thompson Chain - Bible Book Outlines
F. Main Theme: A rehearsal of the laws proclaimed at Sinai, with a call to obedience, interspersed with a review of the experiences of the old generation.—Thompson Chain - Bible Book Outlines
G. Key word: Remember
H. Key verses:
Deuteronomy 6:1-4 (Amplified Bible)
6:1 NOW THIS is the instruction, the laws, and the precepts which the Lord your God commanded me to teach you, that you might do them in the land to which you go to possess it,
6:2 That you may [reverently] fear the Lord your God, you and your son and your son’s son, and keep all His statutes and His commandments which I command you all the days of your life, and that your days may be prolonged.
6:3 Hear therefore, O Israel, and be watchful to do them, that it may be well with you and that you may increase exceedingly, as the Lord, the God of your fathers, has promised you, in a land flowing with milk and honey.
6:4 Hear, O Israel: the Lord our God is one Lord [the only Lord].
VIII. MAIN BODY:
A. How does an unbeliever worship their idols?
3. groves with fire
4. graven images
"Deuteronomy 12:3 (King James Version)
And ye shall overthrow their altars, and break their pillars, and burn their groves with fire; and ye shall hew down the graven images of their gods, and destroy the names of them out of that place."
Numbers 33:52 (Amplified Bible)
Then you shall drive out all the inhabitants of the land before you and destroy all their figured stones and all their molten images and completely demolish all their [idolatrous] high places,
Judges 2:2 (Amplified Bible)
And you shall make no covenant with the inhabitants of this land; but you shall break down their altars. But you have not obeyed My voice. Why have you done this?
2 Chronicles 31:1 (Amplified Bible)
NOW WHEN all this was finished, all Israel present there went out to the cities of Judah and broke in pieces the pillars or obelisks, cut down the Asherim, and threw down the high places [of idolatry] and the altars in all Judah and Benjamin, in Ephraim and Manasseh, until they had utterly destroyed them all. Then all the Israelites returned to their own cities, every man to his possession.
It's painful to discuss how unbelievers worship their idols? They have devised everything, they have faked everything and there's a counterpart of everything that we do to our GOD to what they do with their idols. They have altars, pillars, groves with fire, graven images and names of their GOD.
Illustration: I remember one who worships idols don't want to read the bible and when I placed the bible in her hands she got angry, and she told me it's not for ordinary people to read the bible, it's for those only who dress in white robes. I pity her, knowledge and information are usually removed from them so they can continue to worship their idols with closed eyes.
Luke 6:39 (Amplified Bible)