Reflection: Exodus 20:3-6, Exodus 20:23
When I was still in the world, the idol I innocently worshipped was solid gold. I mean, I had so much of it that I wouldn't even remember some pieces until I needed them. I had my man-made god securely kept in the safe deposit box in a bank. You would never find me at church services, shopping, or running simple errands without it. I invested in gold jewelry, traded it, wore it, loved it to bits, and worshipped it. Unknowingly, it was my hidden god until it ruined and left me without a penny in my pocket (for real). Solid gold was what Satan assigned to my life. "She loves solid gold. Let us give her that since nothing else has worked," he said. I had to rededicate my life to the Lord when He revealed things to me. I then renewed my covenant with Him.
Many unconsciously worship idols just like I did, and do not know it. You need to do some soul-searching when you find yourself drawn to a particular thing or person more than the Lord. Seek the Lord for revelation. Solid gold was the idol I unconsciously worshipped; yours could be money, other assets, your career, a portrait, your spouse, children - anyone, or anything for that matter. Ensure that you do not worship anything or anyone other than the Only True God. You do not have to physically bow to objects or persons for them to become idols that you worship. Anyone or anything that takes the place of God in your life, or is depended on more than Him is an idol. May we be guided!
Shalom, good people!