The false sources of strength, peace and wealth were removed, so that you could recall the True and Living Source. You have been enamored with much, busy doing much and consumed doing much. What about ME, your Father?
What about the source of the well, the source of the light and the one who has given and daily, moment by moment, protects your life?
Are you too busy for ME? Are you too busy living life to acknowledge the life giver? I will have no other God’s before me, I am jealous for you and for your affections.
Your situation is not a calamity, it is a divine intervention. You have been humbled and reset to refocus. To reestablish priorities and remember the lover of your very soul.
You must not bow down to them or worship them, for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God who will not tolerate your affection for any other gods.