Text: , page 216 (pew Bible)
Main Idea: Since God’s Covenant Community is the Beacon of God’s truth, we must never pervert God’s truth by alloying it with the world.
1. Using God’s Name To Sanction Evil (v. 1-4)
A. Presuming God’s blessing on the godless (v. 2)
B. Associating God’s blessing with godless activity (v. 3-4)
2. Replacing God’s Authority with our own (v. 5-6)
A. Replacing God with the things of God (v. 5)
Ephod. Upper garment worn during religious services associated with the tabernacle or temple. “Ephod” generally referred to the ornamented vest that the high priest wore over a blue robe (Ex 28:31). Included with the ephod were the Urim and Thummim, the sacred lots.