Remember, even Moses and Aaron had 'images' in the form of the Ark of the Covenant, and used it in their worship, all apparently approved by God, who told them how to build it.
Jesus is the new 'Ark', and we have statues and paintings to remind us of him. We know those images are not Him, but we use them in our worship, just as Moses and the Hebrew people used the Ark of the Covenant in theirs.
“Remember, even Moses and Aaron had ‘images’ in the form of the Ark of the Covenant, and used it in their worship, all apparently approved by God, who told them how to build it.”
The ark was kept closed off in the holy of holies of the Tabernacle so that only a blood sprinkled priest could approach it...it wasn’t kept in public view as a “reminder”. The only reminder the Hebrews had was the daily ministration of manna until the day they entered into the Holy Land. Then the manna ceased as the final reminder of God’s power was the Land they were in possession of as he had promised! Later on one of the future leaders of Israel had the Serpent’s rod, that Moses used to save a rebellious people from the bites of poisonous serpents, destroyed so that the people wouldn’t worship it. Moses himself was buried by God(probably via Michael the ark angel as the NT hints in a brief comment regarding Michael’s dispute with Satan over Moses’ body) in a place that “no man ‘til this day’ knew of” because he knew that Israel would venerate and worship Moses’ bones.
I think I get UCANNSEE’s point!