We may not have carved an image to worship lately, but that doesn’t mean we don’t have idols in our lives. Our idols are much more subtle.
I had an interesting conversation on this very topic with Bible teacher, Jen Wilkin, while in the green room at a Lifeway Women Live event, and she does a great job explaining what an idol is, how they show up in our lives today, and the unsuspecting ways we worship them.
Just about the time I started writing the Hosea Bible Study, I became obsessed with social media.
I went from never noticing how many friends I had on Facebook to obsessively checking my number of friends and likes daily… somedays, even several times a day… okay, way too many times a day!
The reason the number mattered to me was because I was basing my identity and acceptance on how many friends, shares, and comments I had on Facebook.