wood AND stone

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S-cripture:

Jeremiah 2:27

“They say to wood, ‘You are my father,’ and to stone, ‘You gave me birth.’ They have turned their backs to me and not their faces; yet when they are in trouble, they say, ‘Come and save us!’”

O-bservation:

The Almighty used the voice of the prophet Jeremiah to tell the people of Judah that they were in love with the worship of “wood AND stone.” They called wood their father and said to stone that stone had given birth to them. That’s how much they worshipped inanimate gods, yet when they were in real trouble they would pray to the one true God and say, “COME HELP ME!”

A-pplication:

In our day, “wood AND stone” are still being worshipped by folks in different forms. Some worship nature, others worship their bodies, still others worship money. To be honest, it’s all “wood AND stone.” It’s stuff that can’t really talk back. I believe we are to think a challenge through, but not talk to ourselves and reason with ourselves about the best solution as if we were all omniscient. Soon it becomes the worship of man. Others talk to the trees and wind and fire and animals as if we could reason with any of it at all. But most of all, people are guilty of worshipping money. Once again, money can’t talk. It will all one day perish. Thankfully you and I are blessed to be able to worship, serve, and live for the ONE who made the “wood AND stone.” I’ll stay with Jesus.

P-rayer:

Dear Jesus,

I’m so thankful this AM that You are alive! I’m grateful that when I speak to You, You speak back. I’ve never been into “wood AND stone” much, but I’m blessed to serve You. Amen

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