Isaiah 40: 18-20.
18 To whom then will ye liken God? or what likeness will ye compare unto Him?
19 The workman melteth a graven image, and the goldsmith spreadeth it over with gold, and casteth silver chains.
20 He that is so impoverished that he hath no oblation chooseth a tree that will not rot; he seeketh unto him a cunning workman to prepare a graven image, that shall not be moved.
In the previous verses, God has declared His own greatness. No one could be His teacher or instructor. He is God, eternally, past, present and future. No being is greater. He is sovereign, in spite of man’s efforts to be His equal; in spite of Lucifer’s (Satan’s) efforts to surpass Him.
Now, He asks, “How can you, mankind, imagine you can create an image that is comparable to God? You melt gold and silver. You make images in gold, and you make chains of silver, and nothing can begin to represent Who God is.
You carve images from wood that will not decay, and still nothing you make can stand in the place of God.
In your foolishness and pride, you have made idols that you then turn around and worship. I have told you to make no graven images, yet you have joined the pagan nations surrounding you in worshipping that which you have created with your own hands.
There is no idol, no likeness, no image you can create that will even come close to representing Who I Am!”