The idols of the nations are silver and gold, the work of human hands. They have mouths, but do not speak; they have eyes, but do not see; they have ears, but do not hear, nor is there any breath in their mouths. Those who make them become like them, so do all who trust in them!
It must be the defining mark of man's arrogance that he pretends to invest god status into an object that he has fashioned through his own efforts. And so, man becomes as if he were one of these fashioned objects, unable to hear Your voice, unable to see Your majesty, unable to speak of Your grace, unable to fathom the depth, width, height, the very span of Your love for him.