Most people probably don’t have shrines for idols in their homes, and we don’t bow down before carvings. But the point of this passage reminds us that it’s ridiculous to put our confidence in anything or anyone other that God. Just as wood is appropriate for a fire, our relationships and abilities are gifts from God. But we misuse them if our hope for deliverance is placed in our talents, or if we think that our comfort will come from relationships. God alone deserves our worship, our trust, and our complete devotion.