“You shall not make gods of silver to be with me, nor shall you make for yourselves gods of gold. An altar of earth you shall make for me and sacrifice on it your burnt offerings and your peace offerings, your sheep and your oxen. In every place where I cause my name to be remembered I will come to you and bless you.”
God’s redemption plan involves the payment of our offenses against him. God does not look for gods of silver or gold to buy our salvation but instead requires a sacrifice.