"You took my god, the one I made" (18:21)
Sometimes, when you look beyond the sadness - you can't help but laugh at how downright stupid we are at times. The one good thing about this verse is it causes me to realize, again, how much our ABBA puts up with and forgives because of how so much He loves us.
"I made a god that you could come along and take."
Our ABBA. The One who has been here before anything. The One who created all of this - including us (the ones who made another "god"). So often we are as the account in Isaiah (44:9-22) - using a tree for our warmth, cooking, shelter and then use the remaining wood to carve out an idol.
Bowing down to a "block of wood".
Reading this verse today reminds me once more, our Savior was not "taken" to The Cross against His will - He went on His own Freewill. He went because He is a Living God - one who can feel. Not something made out of wood or stone. He went because of His great Love for each and every one of us. Even those who "make" their own gods and choose not to follow Him. He died not only for "we" who follow Him - He died for those who don't.
He is The God who rose in three days defeating death.
He is our Living God in every sense.