Ezekiel 14:6, “Therefore say unto the house of Israel, Thus saith the Lord God; Repent, and turn yourselves from your idols; and turn away your faces from all your abominations.”
Idolatry is such big problem in today’s world. Too many people have too many idols in their lives. Idolatry can be defined as placing anything ahead of God in one’s life. When we look around in today’s society, the lack of God is very evident. People have idols in their lives that takes the place of God. There are many different things that can be an idol to us. Satan does not care what the idol is. As long as one is not following God, Satan is happy. Netflix, sports, music, hollywood, shopping, etc. can all be idols to us.
Idolatry has always and will always be an issue as long as mankind exists. God addressed it with the children of Israel in the wilderness when He gave them the 10 Commandments. Exodus 20:3-5, “Thou shalt have no other gods before me. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them.” It’s mentioned in Ezekiel in the verse above, and I John 5:21 reads, “Little children, keep yourselves from idols. Amen.” We need to do our best to keep God number one in our lives and keep the idols out of our lives.