Keep yourselves from idols.
—1 John 5:21
“You shall have no other gods before me,” was the first commandment—and the second was, “You shall not make for yourself an idol” (Ex 20:3, 4).
God doesn’t tolerate idolatry. Not then. Not now.
Idolatry is very much alive in our day, for anything that is put above God is an idol—and many things today are placed higher than God: popularity, power, possessions, pleasure.
Anything we love more than God is our idol.
Anything we exalt above God is our idol.
Anything we want more than God is our idol.
Even a good thing become a bad thing
if it becomes the main thing.