Lesson 3 - Section 4 - Question 14 of 17 

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The Physical Nature of God, the Father:

"So watch carefully since you did not see any form... from the midst of the fire..."

Let's continue our look at God's warning in Deuteronomy chapter 4:

"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, 16 lest you act corruptly and make a graven image for yourselves in the form of any figure, the likeness of male or female, 17 the likeness of any animal that is on the earth, the likeness of any winged bird that flies in the sky, 18 the likeness of anything that creeps on the ground, the likeness of any fish that is in the water below the earth. 19 And beware, lest you lift up your eyes to heaven and see the sun and the moon and the stars, all the host of heaven, and be drawn away and worship them and serve them, those which the LORD your God has allotted to all the peoples under the whole heaven.

God Brought Them Out of Egypt For a Purpose

20 But the LORD has taken you and brought you out of the iron furnace, from Egypt, to be a people for His own possession, as today. 21 Now the LORD was angry with me on your account, and swore that I should not cross the Jordan, and that I should not enter the good land which the LORD your God is giving you as an inheritance. 22 For I shall die in this land, I shall not cross the Jordan, but you shall cross and take possession of this good land.

So Watch Yourselves, Lest You Forget the Lord's Covenant

23 So watch yourselves, lest you forget the covenant of the LORD your 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.

The Punishment for Those Who Disobey

25 "When you become the father of children and children's children and have remained long in the land, and act corruptly, and make an idol in the form of anything, and do that which is evil in the sight of the LORD your God so as to provoke Him to anger, 26 I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that you shall surely perish quickly from the land where you are going over the Jordan to possess it. You shall not live long on it, but shall be utterly destroyed. 27 "And the LORD will scatter you among the peoples, and you shall be left few in number among the nations, where the LORD shall drive you. 28 And there you will serve gods, the work of man's hands, wood and stone, which neither see nor hear nor eat nor smell.

Those Who Repent 

29 But from there you will seek the LORD your God, and you will find Him if you search for Him with all your heart and all your soul. 30 "When you are in distress and all these things have come upon you, in the latter days, you will return to the LORD your God and listen to His voice. 31 "For the LORD your God is a compassionate God; He will not fail you nor destroy you nor forget the covenant with your fathers which He swore to them. Deuteronomy 4:15-31 (NAS)


According to Deuteronomy 4:25-28, what would happen if they made an idol or graven image in the form of anything to do that which is evil in the sight of the Lord?

  1. God would consider this as acting "corruptly." He would "call heaven and earth to witness against" them. They would "surely perish" and be "utterly destroyed." They would end up serving "gods" that were the "work of man's hands."
  2. God would be okay with it just as long as they worshipped Him too.
  3. Nothing would happen.

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