If there be found among you, within any of thy gates which the LORD thy God giveth thee, man or woman, that hath wrought wickedness in the sight of the LORD thy God, in transgressing His covenant, And hath gone and served other gods, and worshipped them, either the sun, or moon, or any of the host of heaven, which I have not commanded; And it be told thee, and thou hast heard of it, and inquired diligently, and behold, it be true, and the thing certain, that such abomination is wrought in Israel: Then shalt thou bring forth that man or that woman, which have committed that wicked thing, unto thy gates, even that man or that woman, and shalt stone them with stones, till they die. Deuteronomy, Chapter 17, verses 2-5.
This passage is important to me because it lets me know clearly that God doesn’t like people being involved with horoscopes or other celestial things. It doesn’t sound like God thinks, “I’m not going to get too upset by this. They just like to read their horoscope for fun, which really isn’t the same thing.” This passage talks about stoning people to death for doing this abomination. The sad thing is there are people who don’t even realize that reading their horoscope or calling people to predict their future is directly opposed to their Christian faith.
You wouldn’t believe the number of Christians who read their horoscope each day. Most people that I’ve talked to think that reading their horoscope is harmless, something they do as a joke. It’s kind of scary to think how insidious a thing like reading a horoscope can be.
Sometimes people start reading it just for fun. Then it starts creeping into their mind. They think things like, “I probably shouldn’t do this thing today because my horoscope said it isn’t a good day to do things like this.” Then they find themselves not doing things because they didn’t read their horoscope that morning and they don’t want to make any major decisions until they’ve read it. They probably don’t even realize that they are being led astray by turning to something other than God for guidance. It’s worth assessing the little things that we do that allow our focus to be pulled away from God.
Here are some related passages:
*And he [Manasseh] did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD, after the abominations of the heathen, whom the LORD cast out before the children of
. For he built up again the high places which
Hezekiah his father had destroyed; and he reared up altars for Baal, and made a
grove, as did Ahab king of Israel; and worshipped all the host of heaven, and
served them. 2 Kings, Chapter 21, verses
*And he put down the idolatrous priests, whom the kings of Judah had ordained to burn incense in the high places in the cities of Judah, and in the places round about Jerusalem; them also that burned incense unto Baal, to the sun, and to the moon, and to the planets, and to all the hosts of heaven. 2 Kings, Chapter 23, verse 5.
Because this is an example of how I’ve applied this Bible passage to my life, it doesn't necessarily reflect the whole meaning of the passage.
This is a connection I've made from this Bible passage. Please share your connections.
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