"But the LORD is the only true God. He is the living God and the everlasting King! The whole earth trembles at his anger. The nations cannot stand up to his wrath." -Jeremiah 10:10
From the time Israel was released from bondage to Egypt until the time of Jesus, the Israelites struggled with idolatry. Even though they had been given a set of instructions by Moses (the 10 Commandments), they still rebelled against the guidelines God gave them and set out to live the way they wanted. As such, they began to worship idols, starting with the golden calf, when Moses was on Mt. Sinai getting the instructions for living from God. (Exodus 32)
We humans have always had the same nature, trying to fill the voids in our lives where God should be. But, the fact of the matter is, God is our only hope. He is our only TRUE God. And He loves us more than anyone or anything ever could in our entire lives.
"For God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life." -John 3:16
Too often, we can find ourselves in a similar situation that Israel did. If we're not worshipping the one true God, we're worshipping something. We were designed for worship!
Is God the only true God in your life? Ask Him today if there are any idols in your life that may need to be put aside. Our lives function best when He becomes our one and only God.