• Acts 17:16
• 1 Corinthians 10:14
• 1 John 5:21, NLT
• Colossians 3:5
• 1 Timothy 6:10
• 1 Timothy 6:10, NIV
• Colossians 2:10
• Matthew 6:24-33, NLT
• Psalm 37:25
• 1 Corinthians 6:12-20, NLT
• 2 Corinthians 1:3, 4, NLT
• 2 Peter 2:18, 19, NIV
• Philippians 4:19
• Proverbs 16:3
• 1 Timothy 4:8, NIV
When most people think of the word “idol,” they think of a golden calf, carved statue, or any
number of other idols from the Old Testament. However, an idol is anyone or anything that tries
to take God’s place in our hearts. When we idolize the things that we see around us and turn to
them first, we are worshipping false gods. Keeping our priorities in order and making sure God
remains first in our lives keeps us from falling prey to idolatry.
1. We are to eschew idolatry. However, we must understand what constitutes an idol.
When the things of the world become so important to us that they distract us from
the voice of the Holy Spirit in our lives, they become our idols.
- Honor is the opposite of idolatry. We honor God when His Word weighs in heavier
than everything else.
Modern examples of idolatry include physical comfort, our jobs, or even our
appearance. Romance, our children, and our relationships are also idols that can
take God’s place.
Questions we must ask ourselves to identify any idols in our lives include: Do I love
and treasure anything or anyone more than God? Do I seek comfort, fulfillment, or
satisfaction outside of God? Does anything please me more than the things of God?
God bless you for reading Bible Study: Understanding Modern Day Idolatry (2) By Creflo Dollar