Isaiah has repeatedly spoken out against the people’s idolatry based on the uselessness of idols. In Isaiah 41 we saw Isaiah denigrate idols because of the idols’ inability to explain the meaning of the past and tell the future. In Isaiah 43 Isaiah criticized trusting in idols because idols are unable to save the people. Isaiah is going to focus on these two criticisms again in chapter 44. Why is this so important to God? Why does God want to persuade us to tear out our idols?
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