“Every man is brutish in his knowledge: every founder is confounded by the graven image: for his molten image is falsehood, and there is no breath in them. They are vanity, and the work of errors: in the time of their visitation they shall perish.
The Portion of Jacob is not like them: for He is the former of all things; and Israel is the rod of His inheritance: The LORD of Hosts is His name.” Jeremiah 10:14-16 (KJB)
The prophet lived among many people of Judah who were in pretense worshiping the LORD God, and yet they worshiped demons in the form of idolatry the other days of the week.
Some of these people may have even been the idol makers, and sold them for a profit. After all it is only business. Right? Wrong. It is forbidden by God Himself to make or to set up idols.
You may be thinking, “Well people do not worship idols today”. Really? Some of them roll around on four wheels. We call them automobiles. They are only a tool to serve us. What about those things you see attached to peoples hands and ears, called “Cell phones” are they not worshiped? Some worship their children and grandchildren. Anything can be an idol.
I have heard it said, “Man makes god in his own image”. You know kind of a slur on God’s word where He tells us “Let Us make man in our image”. The gods the race of Adam makes are things created by our own hands, by our own minds. These gods are weak. They can be burned. They can be destroyed. They can die.
The LORD, my Portion is not weak, but Mighty; Almighty, as a matter of fact. The LORD, my Portion can not be burned; He cannot be destroyed; and He cannot die. He is the One who made all things; the seen and the unseen; every planet, every star, every molecule that is in the Universe. He bows to no one.
He did come to earth as a Man, the God Man Jesus Christ, and gave His life to redeem Adam’s fallen race unto Himself.