“But why not call on these gods you have made? When trouble comes, let them save you if they can! For you have as many gods as there are towns in Judah.” Jeremiah 2:28
“You survey the houses and tear some down for stone to strengthen the walls. Between the city walls, you build a reservoir for water from the old pool. But you never ask for help from the One who did all this. You never considered the One who planned this long ago.” (Isaiah 22:10-11) Judah was looking to their gods and thinking that their gods would help them in their time of troubles. Their gods were nothing but stone and wood, they had no life. Because they left the one true God, we see that God planned what is happening to Judah. God knew that Judah would turn from Him and seek other gods. Judah was just like we are today; we seek ways that we can fix our problems. We want to be God so we feel that we can do it all. We are so independent that we feel that we need no one. We can do it ourselves. I have always been able to do anything. I have had very few people come in our home to do work. I am older and I can’t do everything and it is not fun. We have a new dishwater and we need work on the cabinet so that it will fit. I am having a hard time not working on it, but I have to depend on my son to help me. It is a matter of pride. Judah had pride and needed to humble themselves before God, just as we need to do.
The present world has forsaken God, and mentally they have been reduced to superstition, because of this we see starvation, war, famine and disease. We watch the foolish efforts of foolish men as they try to save us with their own effort. Our nation thinks that we can stop the drug problem and the violence in our nation with social programs. The basic of these social programs are that man is good. They deny the sin nature of man. “For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard. Yet God, in his grace, freely makes us right in his sight. He did this through Christ Jesus when he freed us from the penalty for our sins.” (Romans 3:23-24)