Monday, March 1, 2010


Jeremiah 10:14-16 NLT
The whole human race is foolish and has no knowledge!
The craftsmen are disgraced by the idols they make,
for their carefully shaped works are a fraud.
These idols have no breath or power.
Idols are worthless; they are ridiculous lies!
On the day of reckoning they will all be destroyed.
But the God of Israel is no idol!
He is the Creator of everything that exists,
including Israel, his own special possession.
The Lord of Heaven’s Armies is his name!

This is one of those times that when you take a verse, or a line, out of context, it has a different meaning. In context, the 'humans are foolish and have no knowledge' thing isn't so much of an insult as they are an observation of idolatrous people. Their idols are made by their own hands, and these people think that they can live and rule over their lives. Thus, God says they are ridiculous lies that will be destroyed.

God is not an idol. An 'idol' is an object worshipped as a God, or something that is loved way too much (obsession). God is not an object. The cross is an object, but we don't worship the cross, we worship He who died on it. God created everything, including the nation of Israel, who were the ones making these idols.

As for that last line, the NKJV says 'the LORD of hosts is His name'. Any other versions? The response question for today is what does that line mean? (Lord of Heaven's Armies). What does this title show us about God's character?

And again we ask ourselves, where do you see Jesus in today's reading.

In His Service,

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