Why are so many people mislead into idol worshiping
the creation of God instead The Holy God? Deuteronomy 4:12-19
says the the Lord knows that people will be tempted because He has a
voice without form. The Jewish people were lead
into pagan worship because of the form given to their gods.
Worshiping a metal form was easier for them than listening to
"Then the Lord spoke to you from the midst of
the fire; you heard the sound of words, but you saw no form--only a
voice. So He declared to you His covenant which He commanded
you to perform, that is, the Ten Commandments; and He wrote them on
two tablets of stone.
So watch yourselves carefully, since you did not see
any form on the day the Lord spoke to you at Horeb from the midst of
the fire, lest you act corruptly and make a graven image for
yourselves into the form of any figure, the likeness of male or
female, the likeness of any animal that is on the earth, the
likeness of any winged bird that flies in the sky, the likeness of
anything that creeps on t he ground, the likeness of any fish that
is in the water below the earth.
An beware, lest you lift up your eyes to heaven and
see the sun and the moon and the stars, all the hosts of heaven, and
would be drawn away and worship them and serve them, those which the
Lord you God has allotted to all the people under the whole
Deut. 4:23 "So watch yourselves, lest you
forget the covenant of the Lord you God, which He made with you, and
make for yourselves a graven image in the form of anything against
which the Lord your God has commanded you."
24 "For the Lord your God is a consuming
fire, a jealous God."