People are currently continuing to worship any idols such as celebrities, money, success, or the other infamous religious idols. The reason we, as Christians, should not worship idols than God is that it is very offensive to our Lord and it is sin. Hence, I am writing to show you the following Bible Verses about abandoning idols, which encourage you to understand why this is so important.
The Story of King David and the Philistines
The Story of David has a good explanation of abandoning idols. Read below about David conquering the Philistines (2 Samuel 5:17-21):
When the Philistines heard that David had been anointed king of Israel, they mobilized all their forces to capture him. But David was told they were coming, so he went into the stronghold. The Philistines arrived and spread out across the valley of Rephaim. So David asked the Lord, “Should I go out to fight the Philistines? Will you hand them over to me?” The Lord replied to David, “Yes, go ahead. I will certainly hand them over to you.” So David went to Baal-perazim and defeated the Philistines there. “The Lord did it!” David exclaimed. “He burst through my enemies like a raging flood!” So he named that place Baal-perazim (which means “the Lord who bursts through”). The Philistines had abandoned their idols there, so David and his men confiscated them.
The Philistines were defeated and they abandoned their idols so David and his army won with God’s help.
How Christians Have an Idolatry Problem
All Christians have an idolatry problem. We have a hard time escaping from worshipping our “favorite” idols personally such as money, sex, influence, or success. I admit that I have been wrestling with some “idolatry” things such as reading any romance novels (not exotica), or I am extremely obsessed with my favorite mammal Otter. Otherwise, my husband and I are huge fans of Chip and Joanna Gaines of Fixer Upper. Honestly, we both are imperfect, I am sure you are not so perfect either. Perhaps, you have a similar situation with idolatry? You know that abandoning idols is very tough.
But God knows that we are attempting to give up idols because of our sinful influences in reality. What He desires is for us to read the Bible every day so it helps us to give up idols in the process, however, it’s not easy. God encourages us to be strong and focus on our relationship with Him. More importantly, we must pray humbly and listen to our Holy Spirit leading us to the right path. Remember, the Holy Spirit is our teacher and we must trust God.
Be aware that our idolatry is not going to vanish altogether, though. It’s impossible to make this disappear forever. It is still there in our sin-filled flesh bodies that are merely vessels for the souls that go to Heaven, you know that. Please continue to read the verses below:
7 Bible Verses about Abandoning Idols
- You must burn their idols in fire, and you must not covet the silver or gold that covers them. You must not take it or it will become a trap to you, for it is detestable to the Lord your God. – Deuteronomy 7:25, NLT
- Wherever you live there will be a desolation, and I will destroy your pagan shrines. Your altars will be demolished, your idols will be smashed, your places of worship will be torn down, and all the religious objects you have made will be destroyed. – Ezekiel 6:6, NLT
- All her carved images will be smashed. All her sacred treasures will be burned. These things were bought with the money earned by her prostitution, and they will now be carried away to pay prostitutes elsewhere. – Micah 1:7, NLT
- “Yes,” says the Lord, “but the time is coming when I will destroy Babylon’s idols. The groans of her wounded people will be heard throughout the land. – Jeremiah 51:52, NLT
- So, my dear friends, flee from the worship of idols. – 1 Corinthians 10: 14, NLT
- You must not have any other god but me. – Deuteronomy 5:7, NLT
- You must not make any gods of molten metal for yourselves. – Exodus 34:17, NLT
In conclusion, some Bible Verses about abandoning idols can be good enough. Also, you can view more verses about idols if you want. You can find more verses in a concordance, or in the index in the back of the Bible.
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Joyce, thank you so much for the feature. The otter is also my favorite animal. I just think they are so cute. I would love to have one, but I do not live on a river:( I think it is great that you and your husband have something you like to do together, just as long as it does not take away from time spent with God. Idolatry is something I have constantly battled in my life. I have a tendency to make my weight an idol in my life and it is something that I am currently battling. At least we see our sin and confess it to Jesus. His grace is sufficient!