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The Customs of the Heathen People are Vain

The Customs of the Heathen People are Vain: Jeremiah 10 Reframe. BibleStudyMinistry.com. Listen to the word that the LORD ALMIGHTY speaks to you, O house of Israel.

This is what the Sovereign LORD says, “Do not learn the ways of the heathen people, neither be terrified by the signs of the heavens even though the nations are terrified by them. Because the customs of the heathen people are vain and worthless.

They do things like go to the forest and cut down a tree by the hands of a craftsman with an ax. They take the tree home and adorn it with silver and gold and fasten it with a hammer and nails so that it stands upright.

The Greatness of the LORD ALMIGHTY

Like scarecrows in a cornfield, their idols cannot speak; they must be carried because they cannot walk. Do not fear them because they cannot do any harm and neither can they do any good.”

What intelligence, what intel the LORD has given; there is non like You O LORD of Host. You are great, and Your name is mighty in power, who is like the Most-High? Who would not fear You, O King of nations? This is Your due!

Among all the wise men of the nations and in all their kingdoms, there is none like You, O Sovereign LORD. But they are altogether senseless, brutish, and foolish; they are instructed and taught by worthless idols made of wood.

The True Elohim of the Whole Earth

Hammered silver is brought from Tarshish, and gold from Uphaz; it is the work of a craftsman from the hands of a goldsmith. Their clothing is blue and purple, all fashioned by skilled workers.

Nevertheless, the LORD ALMIGHTY is the true Ruler, He is the true Elohim; He is the living Power and eternal King. The earth shakes at His wrath, and the nations cannot endure His indignation.

This is what you are to tell them, “The rulers that did not make heaven or earth will perish from this earth and from under these heavens.” The MOST-HIGH Elohim has made the earth by His power; He established the world by His wisdom and stretched out the heavens by His understanding.

Brutish and Foolish

When He thunders, He utters His voice, and the waters in the heavens roar, and He causes the clouds to rise from the ends of the earth. He sends lightning with the rain and brings the wind from His storehouses. Everyone is senseless and brutish and void of knowledge.

Every goldsmith is put to shame by his idols. His molten images are a fraud; they have no power, not even one breath in them. They are vanity and a work of errors to be mocked; in the time of their visitation, they will perish.

The portion of Jacob is not like these, because their Ruler (God) is the Maker of all things. Israel is the tribe of His inheritance; the LORD of Hosts is His name. Gather up your belongings from this land, for those of you who live under siege.

My Sons Have Departed from Me

Because this is what the Sovereign LORD says, “See, at this time I will sling out the inhabitants of the land and bring distress on them so they can be captured.” Woe to me because of my brokenness; my wound is grievous!

But I said, “This is truly my sickness and I must bear it.” My tent is destroyed and all its ropes are snapped. My sons have departed from me and are gone. I have no one left to pitch my tent or set up my curtains.

For the pastors have become brutish and senseless; they do not seek the LORD of Hosts. Therefore they have not prospered and all their flocks are scattered. Listen; the sound of a report is coming. There is great commotion from the land of the north.

Pour Your Wrath on the Nations

The cities of Judah will be made a desolation, they will become a den of dragons and jackals. O LORD ALMIGHTY, I know that a man’s way is not his own. No one who walks directs his own steps.

O LORD my Father, correct me with justice and judgment and not with Your anger, or else You will bring me to nothing. Pour Your wrath on the nations that do not acknowledge You and on the families that do not call on Your name.

Because they have devoured Jacob; they have consumed Israel and finished him off. They have devastated his homeland.



Chapter Remarks

Jeremiah 10 is a brilliant chapter where the ALMIGHTY Creator reveals so much to His children. The first five verses highlight a custom that is practiced all over the world. It happens every year towards the end of the European calendar year.

Ironically, the Sovereign LORD of Host spoke to the house of Israel warning them NOT to do this. He said learn not the way of the heathen people (the nations) and do not be terrified by the signs in the heavens.

The LORD of Hosts says the customs of the people are vain/worthless. Then the prophet, by the LORD of hosts proceeds to describe a man going to the forest, chopping down a tree, decking it with silver and gold, and standing it up so it doesn’t fall.

The Customs of the People

Have you guessed what custom and practice this is yet? Sure you have, it is what we call “Christmas” today. In the old days, it was known as the winter solstice.

We wrote a book over a decade ago titled, “I’m Not Trying to Ruin Your Christmas, But: A Few Reasons You Should Skip Christmas This Year!”

It was not the best seller we hoped for, but it was a thorough review and detail about customs many people practice in the name of the LORD.

Customs Dedicated to Idols

After reading Jeremiah 10:1-5 and this book mentioned, many “Christians” certainly omitted the tree, but may have continued to celebrate the “Holiday.”

The MOST-HIGH truly banished both of them and would that we avoid it all as it is a day dedicated to idols and false gods. From verses 6 through 13, the LORD ALMIGHTY refocuses the chapter on His great power.

He reclaims any glory attempted to be taken or given to another. These idols did not create the heavens and the earth, the Maker of Israel did; never forget it. Anyone teaching otherwise is foolish and brutish, they have no sense and are vain just like their idols.

Sling Them Out of the Land

We would apologize for the harshness, but the scripture is bearing itself. All the gods of the earth are idols and vain; they have no breath, they cannot walk or talk. The portion of Jacob is not like them; the LORD ALMIGHTY of Israel created all things.

The chapter concluded with the LORD instructing the wise of Judah to gather their belongings and hit the road because He will fling or sling them out of the land and distress them along the way. Why?

It is because they would not serve Him in truth, joyfulness, and sincerity. Jeremiah then begs the ALMIGHTY to have mercy in correcting him, but pour His fury and wrath on the nations that don’t know Him and the families of the earth that do not call on His name.

All Nations Will Get It, But First Israel

It is because the nations have eaten up Jacob and consumed him bitterly. The thing is the LORD ALMIGHTY has poured out His fury on the nations that know Him not and call not upon His name.

He just began with the house of Israel; the rest of the nations will have their visitation also. LISTEN to the PROPHETS; get yourself and your house ready right now because it is coming. Repent, for the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand.

Praise ye the Sovereign LORD of Hosts.


Thank you for being here, reading, or listening to this post.

We’re grateful for you and pray you’ve been edified in the name of the Word of ELOHIM. We pray peace, blessings, and healing over you and your household and we pray the blessings of the Holy Spirit for the fullness of the Gospel to be presented to you.

CHRIST came and said, “Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. His disciples asked, “Lord, wilt thou at this time restore again the kingdom to Israel?” This reminds us the LORD ALMIGHTY said, “And ye shall be unto me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation. These are the words which thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel.

This whole thing is about the Kingdom of ELOHIM. Each of us will find ourselves on one side of His Kingdom, and it is drawing nearer than many of us can actually perceive. If you have any questions, leave them in the comment section or contact us @ our contact page.

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