“Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: who changed the…
“Because that, when they knew God, they glorified Him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart…
Our God is of another order. He notices every one of us; there is not a sparrow or a worm that continues to live apart from His decrees. There is not a person upon whom His eye is not fixed. Our most secret acts are known to Him. Whatever we do, or endure, or suffer, the eye of God still rests upon us, and we are under His smile— for we are His people; or under His frown— for we have sinned against Him.
“Who would not fear thee, O King of nations? for to thee doth it appertain: forasmuch as among all the wise men of the nations, and in all their kingdoms, there is none like unto thee.” —Jeremiah 10:7
Despite the idolatry of the heathen kings surrounding Judah, the LORD God is King of kings. He is sovereign God and in control. Jehovah warns the house of Israel not to learn their vain customs (Jeremiah 10:2-3). The LORD reveals to them that these carvings of wood, plated and decorated with silver and gold (Jeremiah 10:4), are not the true and living God, that they have no power and will perish from the earth (Jeremiah 10:11-12). He tells us not to be afraid of these “gods” but rather to fear Him.
“Oh that my head were waters, and mine eyes a fountain of tears, that I might weep day and night for the slain of the daughter of my people!” —Jeremiah 9:1
Has the love of the heavenly Father so penetrated our beings that our hearts are grieved with this kind of weeping for those who have fallen victim by those who profess the name of Christ, yet have provoked God “to anger with their graven images, and with their strange vanities” (Jeremiah 8:19).