2 Kings 18<quoted text>
God has no problem with statues; He had them in the Temple, upon the Ark and even had Moses make one that healed people. Your problem is that you judge as men do, by appearance, and not as God judges, rightly.
3 And he did that which was right in the sight of the Lord, according to all that David his father did.
Hezekiah King of Judah
18 In the third year of Hoshea son of Elah king of Israel, Hezekiah son of Ahaz king of Judah began to reign. 2 He was twenty-five years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem twenty-nine years. His mothers name was Abijah daughter of Zechariah. 3 He did what was right in the eyes of the Lord, just as his father David had done. 4 He removed the high places, smashed the sacred stones and cut down the Asherah poles. He broke into pieces the bronze snake Moses had made, for up to that time the Israelites had been burning incense to it.(It was called Nehushtan)
5 He trusted in the Lord God of Israel; so that after him was none like him among all the kings of Judah, nor any that were before him.
So much for the legality of Moses serpent eh? God told him to make it huh?
Yet God saw it fit to destroy it also because the Israelites started worshiping it.
You have no defense here. You are guilty of the same thing Idol worship. You're just too blind and ignorant to see it.
It was never God's intention that this work of human hands would become an "object of devotion," and yet that is exactly how it came to be perceived. We are informed in 2 Kings 18:4 that in the course of time "the sons of Israel burned incense to it; and it was called Nehushtan." That which had been given to them as an emblem of God's saving grace, had been turned into an idol. They had named it and were burning incense to it. What went wrong?! What caused a people to totally lose sight of the providential care of God, choosing rather to honor some slithery serpent than their Sovereign diety?