Turn away from idols

God said, “You shall not MAKE for yourself an IDOL, or any likeness of what is in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the water under the earth” (Exodus 20:4). There are subtle ways in which Satan is attracting people (including children) to create or paint carved images of idols, without realizing the implications of the commandment of God. “Little children, guard yourselves from idols” (1 John 5:21). “There is a way which seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death” (Proverbs 14:12). Thus says the Lord God, “REPENT and TURN AWAY from your idols and turn your faces away from all your abominations” (Ezekiel 14:6). REPENTANCE comes from the Greek word metanoia: A change of mind leading to a change of action. Let us repent and do things that are right in the sight of God and not in the sight of man.