Quote: "Why do you mock? Do you know what that speaks of you?"Because sometimes common sense and reasoning does not work. It is simply flabbergasting to me that there is a discussion here about whether having a decorative owl figurine, or wearing a red sweater, has some sinister spiritual undertone. I guess anything in your house, even a box of Cap'n Crunch cereal might have sinister undertones if you bow down and worship the Cap'n.
GinnyroseI think owls are beautiful creatures, an amazing part of Godscreation. I love to do colored pencil colorings as a hobby, Ihave done two owls and two foxes for my front hallway. I also have some owl figurines, as well as other birds that I use in decorating. I don't feel convicted in my heart about this because I view them for what they are, a part of His creation not something to be worshipped. Gods beauty is all around us,its in the flowers, the sun sets, the clouds, the trees, the oceans...the list goes on and on. I think viewed from theRight heart there is beauty to see and appreciate around us.Of course anything can become an idol in our lives if our focus is taken off of Jesus and placed on the created thing instead. If you feel convicted in your heart about the owls then prayon it, set them aside for a time and seek what the Lord has for you. If you have no such conviction then be careful not toget caught up in opinions of men. I have learned that I can allow myself to get so caught up with what others think that I miss the beauty God has around me. Gods creation always leaves me speechless, I look at the world around me and I see His hand every where. The time and care He took as He weaved together the world around us. I rejoice and give thanks that He shares such wonderous things with us. What an awesome God we have who loves us so much!Rdg
Well said RDG.
I love to see a sunset and sunrise and having pictures of them.Because some folk worship the sun, it does not mean I cannot enjoy the majesty of God's creation! Nor can I believe this will this stumble another to think we should worship the sun.