You make God or God makes you. It is one or the other… or maybe a mixture.
If we make our own god it will most likely look a lot like us or have a Golden Calf look about it.
“And the Lord said to Moses, “Go down, for your people, whom you brought up out of the land of Egypt, have corrupted themselves. They have turned aside quickly out of the way that I commanded them. They have made for themselves a golden calf and have worshiped it and sacrificed to it and said, ‘These are your gods, O Israel, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt! And the Lord said to Moses, “I have seen this people, and behold, it is a stiff-necked people. Now therefore let me alone, that my wrath may burn hot against them and I may consume them, in order that I may make a great nation of you.” (Exodus 32:7-10)
The Lord seems more than a little ticked-off about making false gods and calling them real. Only through the pleas of Moses in the next few verses of this chapter in Exodus does he relent from destroying the whole bunch of them. Perhaps it would be prudent to plea with the Lord not to destroy us for making and worshipping false gods.
“Be gone, Satan! For it is written, ‘You shall worship the Lord your God and him only shall you serve.” Jesus