Amon, Asherah, Bel, Dagon, Molech, Artemis, Zeus, Ganesh, Mot, Pele, Gok Tengri, Tekkeitsertok, Auseklis…
These are false gods. Every culture from Inuit to Polynesian, European to Mongolian, has created a god of their own making. There are many more false gods than just those few listed.
Yahweh the True and Only God created man and gave him imagination. Sadly, using his God-given imagination, man rejects Yahweh and formulates gods of his own creation. The creature creates gods, how absurd. Yet these gods abound.
These gods do not speak.
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. (Psalm 135:15-17).
They have never spoken, and they never will. These gods do not exist.
God is the only God. He is the only deity who speaks! More than that, He is an involved God. He listens and He hears. See below, the rapidity with which He responds at times!
He was still speaking when, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them, and a voice from the cloud said, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased; listen to him.” (Matthew 17:5).
While I was speaking in prayer, the man Gabriel, whom I had seen in the vision at the first, came to me in swift flight at the time of the evening sacrifice. (Daniel 9:21)
While Peter was still speaking these words, the Holy Spirit fell upon all those who were listening to the message. (Acts 10:44).
While the word was in the king’s mouth, a voice came from heaven, saying, ‘King Nebuchadnezzar, to you it is declared: sovereignty has been removed from you, (Daniel 4:31).
It will also come to pass that before they call, I will answer; and while they are still speaking, I will hear. (Isaiah 65:24).
What a great God we have, who is so involved with us. He hears, He listens, and in His timing He even responds while still speaking! While. Still. Speaking.
Our glorious God is involved, compassionate, and interested in His people. Praise Him in thanks.