a humble princess, pursued by the King, in the greatest fairy tale ever written

“I want ____ more than God”

on March 19, 2014

When God isn't #1 When I used to think of the word “idol” many images come to mind.

People dancing around a golden calf.

People bowing down to a statue of Buddha.

People worshipping the rising of the sun on top of a high mountain.

But often times what I forget is that an idol isn’t just a statue or figure of some sort, it can be absolutely anything.

Idolatry takes many shapes and forms and not all of them are even physical.

For the Israelites it was a golden calf, for Hindus around the world it could be a statue or an animal, but for you it could be something else.

What is an idol exactly? I think Mark Driscoll says it best in his sermon on idolatry:

“An idol is what keeps you up at night and gets you up in the morning. It’s anything that replaces Jesus at the center…

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