Text: Jeremiah 10-12; Isaiah 14
In Jeremiah 10 we read sharp words about the folly of following false gods. In Jeremiah’s time, they were statues of deities made up by the minds of men – petty gods that might control the weather or crops or give favor in battles against enemy tribes. They were represented by statues – sad little objects with neither life nor power. In our times, idols are also in play. They include our hopes for political leaders, celebrities, diplomas, careers, our health, youth, cars, homes and success. They are the same – sad little objects with neither life nor power.
But the Lord is the true God;
he is the living God and the everlasting King. (Jeremiah 10:10)
He alone is the one true God. He is not dead, but alive – living and active. And He is the everlasting King – never changing and always in charge. Knowing that, why on earth would we want to even consider lifeless idols? To God be the glory!
in Him, Mike