Then the Lord said: "I am making a covenant with you. Before all your people I will do wonders never before done in any nation in all the world. The people you live among will see how awesome is the work that I, the Lord, will do for you. Obey what I command you today. I will drive out before you the Amorites, Canaanites, Hittites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites. Be careful not to make a treaty with those who live in the land where you are going, or they will be a snare among you. Break down their altars, smash their sacred stones and cut down their Asherah poles. Do not worship any other god, for the Lord, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God.
Exodus 34:10 - 14
The first time I read this, I thought: "Why on earth would someone worship an idol?"
They don't deliver… they are foolish… and the Bible says that those who worship them are foolish too! (Deuteronomy 32:21; Jeremiah 10:8; and elsewhere)
We are foolish too… aren't we? Money/power/sex/family/self… don't we put things in the place of the Lord all the time?
I'm so glad that the Lord does not want us to remain foolish!
Remember the height from which you have fallen!
Repent and do the things you did at first. (Revelation 2:5)