Psalm 135:15 “The idols of the nations are silver and gold, made by the hands of men. 16 They have mouths, but cannot speak, eyes, but they cannot see; 17 they have ears, but cannot hear, nor is there breath in their mouths. 18 Those who make them will be like them, and so will all who trust in them.”
Psalm 135 is an exhortation for all those who serve the Lord to praise Him. There are many reasons listed: He is good, He has chosen a people, He is greater than all other gods, and He is omnipotent. Praise the Lord!
Yet there are nations who worship idols made by the hands of men. These idols might be statutes or careers or enterprises made from gold and silver. How many nations and how many companies are engrossed with the whims of the stock, commodities and money markets? They make offerings to these gods of their time, energy and money always hoping to curry their favour and be blessed.
God says those who worship these idols will be like them. In other words seeing they do not see and hearing they do not hear. Jesus said in Matthew 13:13 - 15 “This is why I speak to them in parables: "Though seeing, they do not see; though hearing, they do not hear or understand. In them is fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah: " 'You will be ever hearing but never understanding; you will be ever seeing but never perceiving. For this people's heart has become calloused; they hardly hear with their ears, and they have closed their eyes. Otherwise they might see with their eyes, hear with their ears, understand with their hearts and turn, and I would heal them.'”
The problem with idolatry is a person’s spiritual understanding is completely shut down. They can’t see or hear what the Spirit is doing, nor can they turn and be healed by the Lord. I believe part of the cure to this is praising the one true God. As we exalt Him the veil that covers our understanding is lifted and we can see Him for whom He truly is.
Prayer: “Lord, let the praises of our mouth release our faith and understanding of You. May we see how great and how marvelous you are. May we enter into the fullness of all your blessing for us in Jesus’ name.”