While doing some biblical studies which entailed a lot of the understanding of Mary and God’s view on her, the thought of how some approach her, popped up. Why do some pray to Mary? Not meaning to offend anyone but pray was created for us to communicate with God. To worship him and adore him as we were created to. Anything that we worship, pray to or put in the place of God is an idol.
Exodus 23:13 – And in all [things] that I have said unto you be circumspect: and make no mention of the name of other gods, neither let it be heard out of thy mouth.
When Mary is prayed to she is then deified. Something that God right out speaks against. Our worship was meant for him and him alone. We salute her yes. We respect her yes. Because through her came the Messiah but do we worship her? NO! She was human just like us. Would you worship your brother or sister? Though she was blessed amongst women because of her level of purity, she cannot make intercession for us. That’s what Jesus is for.
Romans 8:34 – Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us.
This does not goes for Mary alone but for anything we put before God. It’s time to lay aside the idols and worship him in Spirit and in Truth as he required for us. What are your idols? Are you ready to lay it all aside?
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