4 “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. 5 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.–Exodus 20:4-5a (NLT)
4 “Do not put your trust in idols or make metal images of gods for yourselves. I am the Lord your God.–Leviticus 19:4 (NLT)
Our quick response to this question is probably “No.” But think about it for a little while. The better answer might be that we don’t make any statues or images and bow down before them. But where is your focus most of the time? Do you work the hours you work because it is necessary or to feed the need for material possessions? If it is to feed the need then money and material possessions have become your idol. Is God first in every decision you make? If not, then whatever you choose over Him is your god. What do you focus your thoughts on most of the day? Is it Jesus? How much time do you devote to prayer, meditation and Bible study each day? If there is anything in your life that you would not give up if Jesus ask you to, that is an idol. If you compromise your stand on Christianity to please someone, then that person is your idol and god. If our opinions and likes are more important than treating others with respect, then they have become our god. God doesn’t want to be the #1 god in our lives, He wants to be and has every right to be the ONLY GOD IN OUR LIFE. Anything less is an insult to who He is and shows ingratitude for all He has done for us.