(Excerpt from Sunday’s message on the Second Commandment.)
Adrian Rogers gives the following great illustration of why it is wrong to worship an image of God:
Suppose a woman walks into a room and finds her husband embracing another woman. He sees his wife out of the corner of his eye and says, “Now wait a minute, honey. Don’t get the wrong idea here. Let me tell you what I was doing. This woman is so beautiful, she reminded me of you. I was really just thinking of you when I was embracing her.”
There’s not a woman in America who would buy that, including my wife, Joyce! And God doesn’t buy it either when we worship something else and say, “Now, Lord, wait a minute. Don’t get the wrong idea here. I was only worshiping this thing because it reminds me of You. I’m really worshiping You.”
No, you really aren’t. That’s what the Second Commandment is all about.
(Adrian Rogers, “Ten Secrets For a Successful Family”, pp.44-45)