Last March Jeremiah 10 was on my mind. I just finished working through that chapter again in preparation for three Bible studies in that book. In the earlier post I focused on Jeremiah 10:1 – 16. Today 19 – 22. I am not going to rehash what I wrote last March.
In my understanding of the book thus far the central message of Jeremiah is that rather than come to the Lord for guidance Judah, specifically the leaders of Judah, came up with their own solutions to the problems they created by not coming to the Lord in the first place. In the Air Force we called that a death spiral. Einstein called it insanity.
In Jeremiah 10:19 – 22, Jeremiah outlines for us the result of following our own devices, idols, to come up with a solution they are:
When we have a bias for action, it is hard not to act. It is hard to turn from our inclination to trust in what we know we can do, and ask God what we should do.
Not to do so is stupid. At least that is what God says.