He is the image of the invisible God. Colossians 1:15 (NIV)
The reason God places such importance on not making idols is that He is jealous to guard against all images of Himself. Why? Because He wants nothing and no one to detract from the one true image of God by which He has made Himself known—Jesus Christ.
The New Testament says (about God) that Jesus is “the exact representation of his being” (Heb. 1:3). That is why Jesus could make this stunning statement: “Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father” (John 14:9).
The reason idols are so offensive to God is that the one and only invisible and incomparable God has taken on human flesh and entered into the world. God has made Himself known in the person of Jesus Christ.
That’s why you won’t find your way to God through an idol, or through endless spiritual experiences. These are a labyrinth through which you will find no exit. But you can come to God through Jesus Christ. This one true, living, eternal God reaches out to you in Jesus Christ. And if you will embrace Him in Christ, He will embrace you. This is where eternal life begins.
Have you tried to find your way to God through some idol or through some spiritual experiences (other than through Jesus Christ)? What happened?