“Their idols are like scarecrows in a cucumber field, and they cannot speak; they have to be carried, for they cannot walk. Do not be afraid of them … (v5). Jeremiah told the people of Judah that the idols of their enemies were worthless, a “delusion,” nothing to fear (v15). However, the Israelites should not mistake God for a manmade object to be manipulated or ignored. “It is He who made the earth by His power” (v6,12), and He desires obedience.
“He is the living God and the everlasting King” (v10). The God of our thoughts is often too small and easily ignored, like an idol; the true God is the Creator and merciful ruler of the whole universe.