Parashat Bo, Are you beginning to resemble what you are worshiping?


 In this week’s reading (Shemot / Exodus 10:1-11:3),
Moshe and Aaron speak to Pharaoh asking to let the people go to worship their God:
Shemot / Exodus 10:3 Moses and Aaron went to Pharaoh and said to him, ‘Thus says the Lord, the God of
the Hebrews, ‘How long will you refuse to humble yourself before Me? Let My people go, that they may serve Me.
Worship is important for God’s people, but did you know that according to Scripture the
worshiper begins to resemble what is being worshiped?  Tehilim / Psalms 115:1-9
says the gods of the nations (idols) are made from silver and gold, the work of man’s hands. 
These idols are helpless, mute, blind, deaf, and lame, and that these idols that are made are impotent, unable to
communicate or meet the needs of its worshiper.  Tehilim / Psalms 115:8
says that those who make the idols will be like them and so will everyone who trust in them. 
The Scriptures speak of how Pharaoh was hard of heart; he was like the Egyptian idols he worshiped, cold, blind,
and dumb because he did not worship the one true God of Yisrael.  As we worship the one who is Faithful and
true we become faithful and true followers of God.  Worshiping the one who is loving and holy, we too are
able to become loving and holy.  The Lord God we worship is the King of kings and the Lord of lords, all
things created are subject to His lordship, as faithful followers of God have you chosen to submit yourself to
God’s authority and reign in your life? Read More here.