And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.
— Deuteronomy 6:5
Our gods today are usually what we regard as important, such as financial success or fame. What is it that is most important to your life? There are some people for whom their house is their god or even their car—all of their time, energy and labor centers around what they love best. There is nothing wrong with keeping a house, but when you make a house a god, there is something very wrong with that.
For some people their family is their god. Now families are wonderful. But I would not think of making my family my god. God has a way of throwing images and idols down on their faces in the dirt. That is why we must guard our hearts.
The gods of our age are materialism, self-love, hedonism, and all other “isms.” An idol is anything we set before us that is more important than God and anything we love more than Him.