Idolatry . . . it’s everywhere and we all do it. “The definition of idolatry, according to Webster, is ‘the worship of idols or excessive devotion to, or reverence for some person or thing.’ An idol is anything that replaces the one, true God” (quote source here). And if we don’t think we do it, just take away the object of our desire and see what happens.
Money, materialism, status, ego, sex, celebrity worship, self . . . the list is endless. If we say we don’t have issues with idolatry, we are only fooling ourselves. 1 John 2:16 pretty much sums it up: “For everything in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—comes not from the Father but from the world.” The J.B. Phillips translation of this verse, along with the two surrounding verses (1 John 2:15-17
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