EXPOSING THE HUMOROUS NATURE OF IDOLS by Precious C Philip
After going through this report, I clearly understood how senseless it is for any Christian to seek help from idols or decide to serve idols for whatsoever reason. I believe after reading this, as a Christian, you'll never think of seeking help from any other source outside God Almighty no matter the pressure or the challenge confronting you, and you'll never ever dread idols as a child of God.
I actually laughed while I read this report given by God, revealing and unveiling the true nature of idols. But at the same time, I felt sorry for people worshipping idols because they're ignorant and highly deceived.
Let's read this expository report from God Almighty about idols in Jeremiah 10:1-16 (The Living Bible translation):
[Read SLOWLY, MEDITATIVELY & CAREFULLY]
1 Hear the word of the Lord, O Israel! (This is what the Lord says):
2-3 Don’t act like the people who make horoscopes and try to read their fate and future in the stars! Don’t be frightened by predictions such as theirs, for it is all a pack of lies. Their ways are futile and foolish. They cut down a tree and carve an idol;
4 they decorate it with gold and silver and fasten it securely in place with hammer and nails so that it won’t fall over. 5 And there stands their god like a helpless scarecrow in a (cucumber field)! It cannot speak, and it must be carried, for it cannot walk. Don’t be afraid of such a god, for it can neither harm nor help nor do you any good.
6 O Lord, there is no other god like you. For you are great, and your name is full of power. 7 Who would not fear you, O King of nations? (And that title belongs to you alone!) Among all the wise men of the earth and in all the kingdoms of the world there isn’t anyone like you.
8 The wisest of men who worship idols are altogether stupid and foolish. 9 They bring beaten sheets of silver from Tarshish and gold from Uphaz and give them to skillful goldsmiths who make their idols; then they clothe these gods in royal purple robes that expert tailors make.
10 But the Lord is the only true God, the living God, the everlasting King. The whole earth shall tremble at his anger; the world shall hide before his displeasure.
11 Say this to those who worship other gods: Your so-called gods, who have not made the heavens and earth, shall vanish from the earth. 12 But our God formed the earth by his power and wisdom, and by his intelligence he hung the stars in space and stretched out the heavens. 13 It is his voice that echoes in the thunder of the storm clouds. He causes mist to rise upon the earth; he sends the lightning and brings the rain, and from his treasuries he brings the wind.
14 But foolish men without knowledge of God bow before their idols. It is a shameful business that these men are in, for what they make are frauds, gods without life or power in them. 15 All are worthless, silly; they will be crushed when their makers perish. 16 But the God of Jacob is not like these foolish idols. He is the Creator of all, and Israel is his chosen nation. The Lord Almighty is his name."
WHAT A BIBLE PASSAGE WITH AMAZING TRUTHS.
The part that got me seriously laughing was verse 5 where God said that idols are like "helpless scarecrows in a cucumber field". They cannot speak, and they must be carried, for they cannot walk.😀 Then in verse 14, He said that they are a fraud; they are powerless and lifeless.😀 Oh my!
Please if you're reading this and you still patronize witch doctors who serve idols for help, or visit false prophets who serve idols in their inner chambers, or seek help from witches and wizards, or use charms, put an end to it today. God inspired me to write this article to sell the truth to you, therefore, buy the truth and do away with all compromise and the worship of idols. Serve the Almighty God faithfully. Remember, you can't serve two masters at the same time. If you desire to make heaven and fulfil your purpose of creation, choose to serve God alone today without compromise.
If however you're not a Christian but of a religion that worships idols, statues, graven images, figurine etc... you have heard today from the true God Almighty how powerless and lifeless these idols you're taught to worship are and why they don't deserve your worship; receive the truth therefore and embrace the worship of the only true living God by placing your faith in Jesus Christ His Son for your salvation and to be qualified to worship the Almighty God.
There is only one true God and that is the Lord God Almighty, the Father of Jesus Christ, the Creator of the entire universe, the God who inspired the Holy Bible, the Uncreated and Invisible God, the God whose throne is heaven and earth His footstool. Make Him your God today and serve Him faithfully. You can also read Psalm 135 at leisure; it corroborates and reiterates what the book of Jeremiah reported.