Rhapsody Of Realities TeeVo Devotional March 26th – Worship The Lord Alone

(He Is The Risen King)

TO THE BIBLE: Exodus 20:4

“You shall not make for yourself a carved image—any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.”

LET’S TALK

We read in the Bible how that fiery serpents invaded the camp of the children of Israel, hurting and killing many of them in the process (Numbers 21:7-9).

Then Moses prayed for mercy, and the Lord instructed him to make a serpent of brass, and set it upon a pole and said if anyone who had been bitten looked upon the brazen serpent, he would be healed.

Over the years, some people have had problems understanding this passage, particularly because of the Lord’s instruction in our opening verse.

The following verse however explains that the instruction was against graven images made for worship. “You shall not bow down yourself to them or serve them; for I the Lord your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children to the third and fourth generation of those who hate Me” (Exodus 20:5 AMPC).

God never asked the children of Israel to worship the brazen serpent; He only told them to look at it the same way He told Abraham to look at the stars; He didn’t tell him to worship the stars.

The serpent was symbolic; it typified sin that was nailed on the cross. “And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:14-15).

Today, we don’t look at a graven image, but at Christ. He’s no longer on the Cross; He’s risen and has ascended to heaven. The risen Christ is the One who deserves our worship, and it is He alone we worship, glory to God!

Go Deeper

1 Timothy 6:13-16; Revelation 5:13

Pray:

Dear Father, thank you for the work of salvation that was consummated in Christ Jesus. He alone is the hope of earth and the joy of heaven. To Him be all my praise and worship, forever. Amen.

Daily Bible Reading

ONE YEAR

Luke 6:17-49, Deuteronomy 31-32

TWO YEAR

Matthew 26:1-13, Exodus 35

Act:

Look away to Jesus, and disregard anything that exalts itself above the Name of Jesus.

About the author

Rev. Chris Oyakhilome D.Sc., D.D, the President of LoveWorld Inc. , a dynamic, multifaceted, global ministry, is the author of Rhapsody of Realities, the world’s #1 daily devotional, and more than 30 other books. He’s a dedicated minister of God’s Word whose message has brought the reality of the divine life to the hearts of many.

 

Millions have been affected by his television broadcast, “Atmosphere For Miracles,” which brings God’s divine presence right into people’s homes. The scope of his television ministry extends throughout the world with LoveWorld satellite television networks delivering qualitative Christian programming to a global audience.

 

At the world-renowned Healing School, he manifests the healing works of Jesus Christ and has helped many receive healing through the operation of the gifts of the Spirit.

 

Pastor Chris has a passion to reach the peoples of the world with God’s presence—a divine commission he’s fulfilled for more than 30 years through various outreaches, crusades, as well as several other platforms that have helped millions experience a victorious and purposeful life in God’s Word.

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