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Jeremiah 10 - God, Our Source of Life"

We were created to love and worship God, and to bring glory to Him over everything else. And everything was created in a way that helps us to love and savour God. But what happens when our priorities, and our focus is not on God?

It’s common for almost everyone to have an idol in their life. Something or someone whom they give their most attention, time, or even worship to. For those who have made idols out of objects it says in Jeremiah chapter 10 verses 3 to 5

“For the practices of the peoples are worthless; they cut a tree out of the forest, and a craftsman shapes it with his chisel. They adorn it with silver and gold;  they fasten it with hammer and nail so it will not totter. Like a scarecrow in a cucumber field, their idols cannot speak; they must be carried because they cannot walk. Do not fear them; they can do no harm nor can they do any good.”

The idols are made by our hands, human hands, and they are unable to do anything without us. So why do we worship things that cannot do anything without us? Why do we continue to look to those things first to confide in?

And if it’s people whom we choose to worship, why do we worship a being of equal status? 

Who we should be looking to is God. He was the one who created us, and he is the one who is the ultimate judge, and it’s through Him that all things are possible and not through anyone else or through anything else. 

He can function without us, and without the world as a whole. He can function just on His own, and He is the one who can create something out of nothing, He can create the whole earth again if he wanted to. God is the person worthy of our worship, and He is our source of life, and no one else.

A pastor once said that you’re not you when you’re not plugged into the source of life.

I know a few friends who become different people under different circumstances. They’re the nicest people I know but when they are missing something they can turn grumpy, sensitive or just different in other ways. 

For instance, one of my friends becomes very angry when he’s hungry, or as I like to say “hangry.” And it’s very obvious that he is, and there’s no denying it. Another can get sensitive and in the same way easily angered when he doesn’t get enough sleep, or when he’s bothered in his sleep. You get the picture?

In the same way that my friends turn into different people under different circumstances, Us christians can become very different when we are not plugged into our source of Life which is God, and the Bible.

So look to God for guidance. Look to God for comfort. Seek Him first above all else, love and worship Him first. Just as Jeremiah says in chapter 10 verse 23, people’s lives are not their own, but it is God’s. 


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