Search Bible
Click for Help   Click for QuickNav   Click for Advanced Search Options
Search KJV

Search a pre-defined list

OR Select a range of biblical books



OR Custom Selection:

Use semicolons to separate groups:
'Gen;Jdg;Psa-Mal' or 'Rom 3-12;Mat 1:15;Mat 5:12-22'

Your Bible Version is the KJV
Go to Top
Link to This PageCite This Page
Version Selector Up Arrow
Share this pageFollow the BLB
Version Selector Up Arrow

Follow the Blue Letter Bible on:



Or subscribe to our Newsletter:

Printable Page
Left Contextbar EdgeLeft Contextbar Edge BackgroundRight Contextbar Edge2Prior BookPrior SectionReturn to CommentariesReturn to Author BiographyNext SectionNext BookRight Contextbar Edge2Right Contextbar Edge BackgroundRight Contextbar Edge1
The Blue Letter Bible
BLB Searches
Search the Bible
Search KJV

Advanced Options

Search a pre-defined list

OR Select a range of biblical books



OR Custom Selection:

Use semicolons to separate groups: 'Gen;Jdg;Psa-Mal' or 'Rom 3-12;Mat 1:15;Mat 5:12-22'

Other Searches

Multi-Verse Retrieval
Search KJV

Line-By-Line Order:
Line-By-Line Verse-ReferenceVerse-Reference
Line-By-Line Reference-VerseReference-Verse
Line-By-Line Separate LineSeparate Line
Line-By-Line Verse OnlyVerse Only
Line-By-Line Reference OnlyReference Only
Reference Delimiters:
No Reference DelimitersNone — Jhn 1:1 KJV
Square Reference DelimitersSquare — [Jhn 1:1 KJV]
Curly Reference DelimitersCurly — {Jhn 1:1 KJV}
Parenthesis Reference DelimitersParens — (Jhn 1:1 KJV)
Paragraph Order:
Paragraph Verse-ReferenceVerse-Reference
Paragraph Reference-VerseReference-Verse
Paragraph Reference-OnlyReference-Only
Number Delimiters:*
No Verse NumbersNo Number
No Verse DelimetersNo Delimiter — 15
Square Verse DelimitersSquare — [15]
Curly Verse DelimitersCurly — {15}
Parenthesis Verse DelimitersParens — (15)
Other Options:
Abbreviate BooksAbbreviate Books
Use SBL Abbrev.Use SBL Abbrev.
En dash not HyphenEn dash not Hyphen
Quotes Around VersesQuotes Around Verses
Remove Square BracketsRemove Square Brackets
Sort CanonicallySort Canonically

* 'Number Delimiters' only apply to 'Paragraph Order'

Let's Connect

Connect on Facebook Connect on Twitter Connect on Instagram Connect on Pinterest Connect on YouTube

Daily Devotionals

Blue Letter Bible offers several daily devotional readings in order to help you refocus on Christ and the Gospel of His peace and righteousness.

Daily Bible Reading Plans

Recognizing the value of consistent reflection upon the Word of God in order to refocus one’s mind and heart upon Christ and His Gospel of peace, we provide several reading plans designed to cover the entire Bible in a year.

One-Year Plans

Two-Year Plan

Chuck Smith :: Sermon Notes for Psalm 135:15-18

toggle collapse
Choose a new font size and typeface

Customize your font sizeIncrease your font sizeDecrease your font sizeReturn to default font size

Choose a Bible text color
Read the Bible in blackRead the Bible in dark blueRead the Bible in blue

Customize your text type
Arial font
Trebuchet MS font
Georgia font
Times New Roman font

Customize your Hebrew text type
SBL Hebrew font
Times New Roman font
Arial font

Customize your Greek text type
Gentium font
Times New Roman font
Arial font

Close font preferences
Intro: "Everyone should believe in something." It doesn't matter what you believe, just so you are sincere. The children of Israel worshipped the golden calf and burned incense to it. Young men today worship a steel mustang & burn gas.
A. Every man has a god.
1. That man who says "I do not believe in God."
a. Worshipping the god of his own intellect.
2. A man's god is that master principle that governs his life. That controlling force or idea.
a. Thus a man can say "I believe in God and in Jesus Christ" yet worship other gods.
1. "Thou shall have no other gods before me."
B. An idol is an object of worship.
1. You may believe in God, but what is it you worship.
a. Boat, car, home - new church? business?
C. The idols are vain.
1. They cannot speak, see, hear, thus help you.
A. When a man makes a god he makes it like himself, thus he in reality is worshipping himself.
1. So is the man who lives for his own pleasure.
2. When in high school I saw a car for sale.
3. So is the man who seeks power.
B. When a man makes it less than himself.
1. "They have mouths, but they cannot speak."
C. A man becomes like his god. Vs 18.
1. It does matter what you believe, who you worship.
a. If your god is false, you have become false.
b. If your god is phony, you have become a phony.
c. If your god can't see, you have become blind.
d. If your god can't hear, you have become deaf.
e. Dumb gods - dumb followers.
2. To worship idols is degrading, and deteriorating.
III. I JOHN 3:2.
A. When God remakes a man, He makes him more than he was.
1. I was a sinner, hopelessly bound & blind, deaf & dumb.
2. He forgave me, He set me free, & opened my eyes & ears & loosed my tongue to praise Him.
3. "I was once a child of hell but now beloved I am a son of God."
B. A man becomes like his God. "We shall be like Him."
1. The Spirit of God is working in our lives to conform us into the image of Christ.
2. "Until we come unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ."
3. But, we with open face beholding the glory of the Lord, are changed.
4. How does it operate?
a. John's final warning in 1st epistle - "beware of idols."
b. Submit your life daily and fully to be mastered by Jesus Christ.
c. Worship God & obey His word. Who is your God? With older people you don't need to ask, just observe.
Sermon Notes for Psalm 127 ← Prior Section
Sermon Notes for Psalm 138:8 Next Section →
Sermon Notes for Job 1:20-22 ← Prior Book
Sermon Notes for Proverbs 1:7 Next Book →

The Blue Letter Bible ministry and the BLB Institute hold to the historical, conservative Christian faith, which includes a firm belief in the inerrancy of Scripture. Since the text and audio content provided by BLB represent a range of evangelical traditions, all of the ideas and principles conveyed in the resource materials are not necessarily affirmed, in total, by this ministry.


Verse Tools Arrow
Login to your account

Email / username or password was incorrect!

Check your email for password retrieval


Complete the form below to register  [?]

Error: That Email is already registered

Error: Please provide a valid Email

Error: Passwords should have at least 6 characters

Error: Passwords do not match

Error: Please provide a valid first name

Error: That username is already taken

Error: Usernames should only contain letters, numbers, dots, dashes, or underscores

[ Cancel ]← Login to Your Account

Passwords should have at least 6 characters.
Usernames should only contain letters, numbers, dots, dashes, or underscores.

Thank you for registering. A verification email has been sent to the address you provided.

Error: That Email / Username is not registered

Enter Your Email or UsernameUsername or Email Address


← Return to Login

Close LoginCLOSE
Tap to Close