Jeremiah 2:5–This is what the Lord says: “What fault did your ancestors find in me, that they strayed so far from me? They followed worthless idols and became worthless themselves.”
God had provided for the people of Israel, yet they turned their backs on Him. He wants to know what the reason was for the change. He could very easily ask us the same thing today. Why have we as a country forsaken God? He then points out that as a nation or group of people we will be what we value. They valued worthless idols and as a result they became worthless themselves. What are we following and valuing?
Father, I see how far my country and people have strayed from You. Show me how I can make a difference in this for I know that You have never let us down. I will choose to follow You and not worthless idols and so become worthless myself.