"Do not trust in deceptive words and say, 'This is the temple of the Lord, the temple of th
The people of Judah thought they had God tied to them because they had his temple with them in Jerusalem. Somehow they had come to a view by which they assumed that the superstructure of their worship system--its hardware and software--meant that God couldn't get out of being their sponsor; they had God on a leash. They were mistaken. We never own God. He is never accountable to us, we are to him, and he is free to repudiate anyone who will not own his values.