Once these things had come to an end, Paul, guided by the Spirit, decided to return to Jerusalem, taking a route that would carry him through the provinces of Macedonia and Achaia. He said, “After I have been there, I must visit Rome as well.” He sent two of his assistants, Timothy and Erastus, to Macedonia, while he remained awhile in the province of Asia. At that time a great disturbance erupted about the Way. There was a silversmith named Demetrius. He made silver models of Artemis’ temple, and his business generated a lot of profit for the craftspeople. He called a meeting with these craftspeople and others working in related trades and said, “Friends, you know that we make an easy living from this business. And you can see and hear that this Paul has convinced and misled a lot of people, not only in Ephesus but also throughout most of the province of Asia. He says that gods made by human hands aren’t really gods. This poses a danger not only by discrediting our trade but also by completely dishonoring the great goddess Artemis. The whole province of Asia—indeed, the entire civilized world—worships her, but her splendor will soon be extinguished.” (Acts 19:21-27, CEB)
What god(s) do you worship?
I have said in sermons before if you show me your check book I can tell you what you worship. The register of where our money is spent will show what we worship.
And there are many gods. But only 1 God. And yes you can say, but there are 3 persons to God. Well yes. Christians believe that God is 3 in 1 but not 3, just 1.
I have icons in my office and cups that look like Budha. We can turn any thing into an idol and any idol into a god.
But we must be a light to the world that there is only 1 God and that is the God we should all worship. Not an idol or a handmade replica, but God.
Worship God. And share the love God has given you.
Loving People. Loving God.