Theme: 10 Commandments #2 - No Idols.
1. Exodus 20:4 says, “Do not make idols that look like anything in the sky or on earth or in the ocean under the earth.” Why does God tell us we may not have any idols?
2. God gave the Israelites ten rules for living. We call them the Ten Commandments. Here they are: 1) Do not put any gods in place of the Lord. 2) Do not have any idols. 3) Do not misuse God’s name. 4) Keep the Sabbath holy. 5) Honor your parents. 6) Do not murder. 7) Do not commit adultery. 8) Do not steal. 9) Do not lie. 10) Do not want what others have. These rules are in Exodus 20. God gives us these rules because he loves us. Think about why God gave you specific rules as you listen to today’s program.
“Do not make idols that look like anything in the sky or on earth or in the ocean under the earth.”
A: She plans on staying overnight at Lacey’s house and not telling her mom that she and Lacey were planning on going to the concert.
In this episode, Lucille learns that there are modern day idols that can stand in the way of a relationship with God.
Today, idol statues are not common but we worship our idols in different ways. Many things can take your attention away from God, including money, power, brand name clothing, social media, your appearance, sports or electronics! We give our time and energy to these things instead of where it belongs—to God. We think that these things will make us happy. But idols do not have any power to help you, to save you or to make you truly happy. They are not worthy of all your time and attention. Be careful that you do not make anything an idol.
Is there anything that has become an idol to you? Maybe you would give anything to belong to a certain group of friends or to have the latest fashion trend? If there is something, tell God about it and ask his forgiveness. Download our 10 Commandments bookmark and print one for each member of your family. Share your thoughts on idols and make a commitment together to make God your focus.