Much of the ancient world was steeped in idolatry. Man knew that someone was responsible for creation, but he often sought out a god of his own making that he could control. God's people of old were not immune to this tendency. Israel often allowed herself to be influenced by the nations around her and sought after their man-made gods. The prophet Jeremiah pointed out the foolishness of this error. These man-made gods had to be carried from place to place because they could not move. There was no need to fear them because they could not do evil or good. Most importantly for our discussion, they could not speak. The One True God is a God of communication.
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