A Daily Devotion for Wednesday, Jan. 3
Psalm 135: 15-18
The idols of the nations are silver and gold, made by human hands. They have mouths, but cannot speak, eyes, but cannot see. They have ears, but cannot hear, nor is there breath in their mouths. Those who make them will be like them, and so will all who trust in them.
In these verses, the psalmist is describing actual idols of worship. Those who did not know the true God, or who had turned away from Him fashioned objects out of gold and silver to represent their god of choice. The idols may have looked like they could see or hear, but they were man- made fantasies. There are so many layers here- how many times have I put my trust into something or someone instead of turning first to God? God provides for our every need.
Holy Lord, I would not look to a golden calf for direction. But I know I have blindly (and wrongly) placed my trust in the past, and it has not gone well. You are my direction, my guidance, my helper. May I never lose sight of you. Amen