“The human heart,” said John Calvin, “is a perpetual idol factory.”
An idol is defined as “an image or representation of a god used as an object of worship.” And we’ve all had them. Some bow to multiple idols every day without even knowing it.
In America, we’ve even made a TV show out of idols. American Idol debuted on June 11, 2002, and it has not slowed down since.
When we think about the Ten Commandments, we jump quickly to “Thou shalt not kill,” “Thou shalt not lie,” and “Thou shalt not commit adultery.” But before those commands, we find this one: “You shall not make for yourself a carved image – any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; you shall not bow down to them nor serve them” (Exodus 20:4).
Recovery Step: What false idols are you worshiping today? If you aren’t sure, I suggest you look over the past week and take note of where you spent your money and your time.