“Thus saith the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel, saying: Ye and your wives have both spoken with your mouths, and fulfilled with your hand, saying, We will surely perform our vows the we have vowed, to burn incense to the queen of heaven, and to pour our drink offerings unto her: ye will surely accomplish your vows, and surely perform your vows.” Jeremiah 44 v25
The next verse, the first word is “Therefore.” Which tells me there will be a reaction from the Lord to those of Israel, the chosen and then the-grafted in. In response to their decision to perform promises and prayers to the “queen of heaven” he would reply with a reaction of an unfavorable fate. Their condition would be marked with misfortune, calamity, and distress. The choice was still theirs but he would not be dishonored.
As we are a part of humanity, we to react to the actions of others. First, God is God and non other above him. He will not be mocked as second to any, and we all are without excuse in recognizing him as God because the heavens declare it to be so. There clearly are things without our reach and understanding.
For every action their comes a reaction, and we have the opportunity to love and live life. May the God of heaven and all the earth, of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and the God of our lives through his son Jesus, be worshiped and praised.
All things work together for the good of those who love him. Amen