In Jeremiah chapter 10 the Israelites are warned about being influenced too much by those they would be living around.  “Thus says the LORD: “Learn not the way of the nations, nor be dismayed at the signs of the heavens because the nations are dismayed at them,” (Jeremiah 10:2)  Superstition and idolatry were prevalent in this area and He wanted them to know how He felt about those things.  “They are both stupid and foolish; the instruction of idols is but wood!” (Jeremiah 10:8)  Not much doubt about His feelings on this subject.  After telling them all the negatives about idols and the vanities of these people, he contrasts it with the One who we know today.  “But Jehovah is the true God; he is the living God, and an everlasting King: at his wrath the earth trembleth, and the nations are not able to abide his indignation.” (Jeremiah 10:10)

Today’s reading: Jeremiah 7-11