“He looks just like his father,” says the mother when seeing her baby boy as the doctor places him in her hands.
Many people look alike in this world, but they don’t really look alike. What I mean is this: we may have similar physicalities but we vary in the way we look, sound and sometimes smell.
Variety has to with a state of diversity and therefore it can be applied to everything around us. Colour, people, books and cars are all in a state of diversity.
When I say everything, I don’t intend everything. Variety has a limit, variety has an end. God, the Creator of the universe, loves variety. Look at your fingerprints and marvel at the uniqueness among all human beings who have ever lived.
We were created in His image and therefore we love variety, but because “none is righteous, no, not one” and “all have turned aside; together they have become worthless”, we worship variety, taking it beyond the boundaries of holiness (Romans 3v9-12).
Variety ends with God. There might be many different animals, songs and food but there is only one God. Let me allow God to lecture you on this, “I am the LORD, and there is no other, besides me there is no God.” (Isaiah 45v4).
I could have ended this message with that bombshell but it wouldn’t be right to allow you to think that the different faiths are simply various pathways to the same God. Jesus said: “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me” (John 14v6).
I hope the false notion that variety extends to God will have its end in your life just like the worship of Zeus was turned to myth when Paul preached Jesus.