And God spoke all these words, saying, “I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery. You shall have no other gods before me.”

—Exodus 20:1-3

Some who read today’s verses might think, “This passage doesn’t really apply to me that much because I don’t have other gods. I don’t worship idols. I’m not in some cult or some false religion. I believe in God.”

Well, let me remind you that idolatry is when we worship anything or anyone more than God himself. It’s anything that takes our focus and allegiance away from the one true God.

What are these idols? Obviously, there are the idols of false religions… including the god of the New Age. And what is the god of the New Age? Look in the mirror! The god of the New Age is you. You’re god! Find the god within you. But the God of the Bible says it’s idolatry to worship yourself.

So what about you? Have you let the “me-ism” of the world creep into your way of thinking?

If so, what can you do today to put God back on the throne he deserves in your life?

IDOLATRY IS ANYTHING THAT TAKES OUR FOCUS AND ALLEGIANCE AWAY FROM THE ONE TRUE GOD.