Ep2 Calling Jesus Lord in Accordance With the Law Part 2

Last time, we discussed the importance of obeying the laws and ordinances of God in our submission to the lordship of Christ. We examined the first commandment and its implications under the new-covenant, namely, how we are to have no other gods before Christ. Then, we considered Christ’s reference to himself as the “Son of Man” and how it ought to shape the way we conceive of Christ in our minds.
Second Commandment
Today, we continue the same topic by addressing the second commandment, “You shall not make for yourself an idol, or any likeness of what is in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the water under the earth. You shall not worship them or serve them” (Exod 20:4–5a). We are not to fashion any physical image of God nor conceive of any false image of him in our minds.
Implications Under the New Covenant
If we are not to fashion any image of God, then we are not to fashion any image of Christ. We are not to worship any false image of Christ, even if that false image is only in our minds. Today, we consider Christ’s revelation of how he is to be viewed in John 3:14–16.

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