Creating Your Creator?


Some people carve things out of wood, or shape things they make of gold, and then they worship the very thing that they have created.    They ask this thing that they have formed to give them advice or to save them from some calamity.

Would you ask an oak tree for advice?     Would you expect a block of wood to offer you eternal life?   Here is what Isaiah had to say about this.

     IDOL - CARVEDThe woodworker stretches out a measuring line, he outlines it with a stylus; he shapes it with chisels and outlines it with a compass. He makes it according to a human likeness, like a beautiful person, to dwell in a temple.
He cuts down cedars for his use, or he takes a cypress or an oak. He lets it grow strong among the trees of the forest. He plants a laurel, and the rain makes it grow. It serves as fuel for man. He takes some of it and warms himself; also he kindles a fire and bakes bread; he even makes it into a god and worships it; he makes an idol from it and bows down to it.
He burns half of it in a fire, and he roasts meat on that half. He eats the roast and is satisfied. He warms himself and says, “Ah! I am warm, I see the blaze.”  He makes a god or his idol with the rest of it. He bows down to it and worships; He prays to it, “Save me, for you are my god.”
Such people do not comprehend and cannot understand, for He has shut their eyes so they cannot see, and their minds so they cannot understand. Isaiah 44:13-18 (HCSB)    

 You are a creation who was made by your God.    Should God seek you for advice?   (Please say no.)    I would not dare to try to give advice to God.    Much more, I would not dare create some animal or other likeness out of wood and call it my God.    But if I were to do that, why would I turn to what I created to seek advice?    No more than that should God seek advice from me.

         I am Yahweh, and there is no other; there is no God but Me. I will strengthen you, though you do not know Me, Isaiah 45:5 (HCSB)  

Worshiping any other god would be a fool’s venture.     Seek ye first the Kingdom of God… the only God.   You need not make one …  the only One made you.

About Keith A. Rothra

Keith serves as pastor of Judson Community Baptist Church in Longview, Texas, and teaches political science at LeTourneau University and Kilgore College. He and his wife, Barbara, have two children and six grandchildren.

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