I’ve been thinking lately about how our view of idols and idolatry is way too narrow. We tend to think of idols as a physical object of worship when in fact an idol is anything that we lift to a place of prominence ahead of God. By not realizing the extent of idolatry in our lives, we’re able to fool ourselves into believing we don’t have a problem with it.
The other day I read an article by Mark Driscoll about how worship transforms us. His point is that what needs to change in our life is not so much our behavior, but changing the object of worship from our idols to the true God. I don’t always agree with Mark Driscoll, but I thought this was a helpful article.