Thus saith the LORD, Learn not the way of the heathen, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven; for the heathen are dismayed at them. For the customs of the people are vainfor one cutteth a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman, with the axe. They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it move not. Jer. 10:2-4 (God condemns worship of him as the heathens worship their gods. An example of one of the heathen’s customs was much like our tradition today of having a Christmas tree and decorating it. God calls this custom “vain.”)