Who or what is your idol?
Deuteronomy 6:4-5 says, ““Listen, O Israel! The Lord is our God, the Lord alone.t And you must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your strength.” (New Living Translation) and Exodus 20:3-5a says, “You must not have any other god but me. You must not make for yourself an idol of any kind or an image of anything in the heavens or on the earth or in the sea. 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.”
Perhaps you believe that you’re fine with that, you don’t have a brass, gold or wooden figurine that you bow down to in place of God.
That’s what I thought.
Recently, though, I heard a message by Shane Freeman that challenged my thinking on this subject. He gave a definition for an idol:
Anything that becomes more fundamental than God to our happiness, identity and confidence.
Let me ask you, what or who do you let build you up or crush you? What or who do you allow to determine how you feel about yourself? What or who do you feel will complete you?