Our obedience as individuals cannot merit salvation. But it is the only evidence that we are partakers of the gift of God, which is eternal life through Jesus Christ with diligence.
We have great need to keep our hearts with all diligence. The sun, moon, and stars, were only blessings which the Lord their God had imparted to all nations.
“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.”
God prohibited any image or representation to be made for the purposes of worship. Also any from the variety of details entered into, an idea may be formed of the extensive prevalence of idolatry.
Jesus is God in Human form. We are called to worship Jesus, just as we are called to worship God the Father. They share the desire and right to be worshiped. The only difference is that God the Father’s form is known to Jesus.
As humans with a sinful nature, we desire to see Who God is. When we can’t see God, then we make idols to worship. God taught us His ways. He taught us how to live.
If man does not give his highest respect to the God that made him, there will be something else that has the possession of it.
When we engage in other activities to the point that it consumes us more than with God, we are engaged in activity worship.
When you look to the heavens and see the sun, moon, and star all the array of heaven do not be led astray to bow down and worship them. The Lord your God has provided them for all people everywhere under heaven with diligence.
So as Christians, we should not be let astray.