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You Shall Not Make Unto You Any Likeness Of Anything That Is In Heaven Above - Exodus 20: 4 (KJV)

My fellow brothers and sisters I greet you in the mighty name of Lord Jesus Christ, and me writing this article it should not be interpreted to say I know it all, but as one of the ways of trying to understand things which does not make sense to me.

Exodus 20:4 (KJV) Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth:

Imagine you come from work and your twelve-year-old child ran to you when you enter into the house, and he shows you a picture of a star, and he says, that’s you father. How would you respond to this your child?

Would you laugh it off or would you question the thinking behind this act? To me it will not sit well with me and I will ask some few questions just to understand, because there is no way I may have similar appearance with the star or anything in the sky.

When I take a good look of myself, to be honest I do not resemble a star in any form or shape, so it would worry me, but if my kid drew an image which has a head, body, two hands and two legs believe me I will not have a problem with that, because he will not be far from the truth.

God on Exodus 20: 4 (KJV) in few words he is saying, I do not look like a star, or moon, or the sun, or anything that we see above on the sky. I need you to understand that my intention is not to offend you in any way, but to make you understand that, our God says, he does not look like anything that we see in the sky.

All the stars, moon and the sun according to the Bible they were created by God to divide the day from the night, and also to be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years, and that is the sole reason they were created. They can’t now be worshipped as gods because God created them not the other way around.

The wise men from the east were gifted with the wisdom to read the star of Jesus Christ. Which they were able to understand to be a sign of the king who was born in Bethlehem of Judea. In no way it was said the star was God or Jesus, but it was a sign.

God is telling us whatever we are seeing or gazing at in the sky there is nothing which looks or resembles him. He does not look like a star, or the moon, or the sun, so we should quit from equating him to his art of work because he is not.

Does this statement make sense? He can not be anything we are gazing at in the sky, but he can only be the Almighty God and nothing more or less. Does this make sense?


(Images attached are for illustration purposes and I downloaded them from Google)

Lord Jesus Christ is my God.


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