Deuteronomy 4 – Idolatry

Deuteronomy 4 talks about being aware of idolatry. This comes in many forms as presented from verses 15 – 40. One verse in particular caught my attention, and it is a warning being given by Moses.

19 And lest thou lift up thine eyes unto heaven, and when thou seest the sun, and the moon, and the stars, even all the host of heaven, shouldest be driven to worship them, and serve them, which the LORD thy God hath divided unto all nations under the whole heaven.

Now some may think that worshipping according to the lunar cycle might be idolatry, however it is not these items one is worshipping. One uses the sun, moon and stars to work out the cycle for the Sabbaths. It the same as saying because you wake up in the daylight hours one worships the sun, which is obviously not true. When using the Calendar in scripture, one counts the days after the New Moon. There are no planetary week names. The Sabbaths are always on the 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th days (check it for yourself).

However have you ever taken a moment to see where the names of the days of the week come from?

Sunday – Sun
Monday – Moon
Tuesday – Mars
Wednesday – Mercury
Thursday – Jupiter
Friday – Venus
Saturday – Saturn

Is it time to read the Bible on this topic? If anything is going to tell you when the Sabbath is the Bible must.

Malachi 3:6
“For I am the LORD, I do not change”.

Here is the source for the weekday names:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Names_of_the_days_of_the_week

N.b. Deuteronomy 17 says the same thing!

“If there is found among you, within any of your gates which the Lord your God gives you, a man or a woman who has been wicked in the sight of the Lord your God, in transgressing His covenant, who has gone and served other gods and worshiped them, either the sun or moon or any of the host of heaven, which I have not commanded, and it is told you, and you hear of it, then you shall inquire diligently. And if it is indeed true and certain that such an abomination has been committed in Israel, then you shall bring out to your gates that man or woman who has committed that wicked thing, and shall stone to death that man or woman with stones.

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