I’m sure the most common form of idol worshiping people assume is money. Can I suggest another approach? What if pleasing others was the most common form of idol worship?
Something a lot of people can relate to is wanting to be like the cool kids in school. “They are so pretty and they have the nicest clothes.” It doesn’t take long until you realize maybe popularity is not so good. As the years go by I say to myself, “thank God I didn’t turn out like that.”
Now that I’m older, the people, I care about run through my head a lot. If I’m not careful, I could turn my personal community into idol worshiping. We have to remember that other people are for support – but not to replace the authority of God. We must always keep our eyes on the things that matter in this life, such as fulfilling his desire.
And of course, there are famous people. It’s so easy to think someone is great at the moment. I know I’m not the only one that gasps and said: “what was I thinking to listen to this?” Like many fans, we got caught up in the glitz and glamour.
It’s ok to have role models and mentors, but we must all be accountable for our own lives. Search for God’s true love, and balance his greatness with material blessings.