Christmas trees and crosses

worldIdol- noun 

1. an image or other material object representing a deity to which religious worship is addressed.

2.  Bible;  a.  an image of a deity other than God.

             b.  the deity itself.

3.  any person or thing regarded with blind admiration, adoration, or devotion. 

Madame Curie had been her childhood idol.

4.  a mere image or semblance of something, visible but without substance, as a phantom.

5.  a figment of the mind; fantasy.

6.  a false conception or notion; fallacy.

2 Corinthians 4:18 – While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.

Galatians 3:13  – Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:

Jeremiah 10:2-6 – Thus saith the LORD, Learn not the way of the heathen, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven; for the heathen are dismayed at them. For the customs of the people are vain: for one cutteth a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman, with the axe. They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it move not. They are upright as the palm tree, but speak not: they must needs be borne, because they cannot go. Be not afraid of them; for they cannot do evil, neither also is it in them to do good. Forasmuch as there is none like unto thee, O LORD; thou art great, and thy name is great in might.

1 John 5:21  – Little children, keep yourselves from idols. Amen.

We shall be changed

a butterfly1 Corinthians 15:51-54 KJV

Behold, I shew you a mystery;

We shall not all sleep,

But we shall all be changed,

In a moment,

In the twinkling of an eye,

At the last trump:

For the trumpet shall sound,

And the dead shall be raised incorruptible,

And we shall be changed.

For this corruptible must put on incorruption,

And this mortal must put on immortality.

So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption,

And this mortal shall have put on immortality,

Then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written,

Death is swallowed up in victory.

Romans 12:1-2

I beseech you therefore, brethren,

By the mercies of God,

That ye present your bodies a living sacrifice,

Holy, acceptable unto God,

Which is your reasonable service.

And be not conformed to this world:

But be ye transformed

By the renewing of your mind,

That ye may prove what is that good,

And acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

You are the light of the world


Genesis 1:3-4 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.

John 8:12 Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.

Proverbs 4:18 The path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.

Praise the Lord Jesus

a jesusPhilippians 2:5-11 KJV

Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:

And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:

That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.


WalkwayJohn 16:24-27 KJV

Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name:

Ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full.

These things have I spoken unto you in proverbs:

But the time cometh,

When I shall no more speak unto you in proverbs,

But I shall shew you plainly of the Father.

At that day ye shall ask in my name:

And I say not unto you,

That I will pray the Father for you:

For the Father himself loveth you,

Because ye have loved me,

And have believed that I came out from God.

The Father’s love

all things1 John 2:15-17 KJV – Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.

John 15:9 KJV – As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love.