John Calvin once said: “The evil in our desire typically does not lie in what we want, but in what we want too much.”
I believe what he was talking about was idols of our own making. You know those things that we appear to be nonchalant about, but secretly dream and pine over? Those very things that could be blessings, but we turn into objects of our devotion and our worship?
We might not be physically bowing down to Ba'al, but how many things are we bowing down to- our jobs? Families? Ministries? Churches? Friends? Interests? The list goes on and on.
The truth of the matter is, anything that we go after more than or hold in desire above God is an idol in our lives. So what do we do with idols that we recognize? Well if we follow the example of the heroes of the faith in the Old Testament, we tear them down. Whatever the cost is, whatever has to be done, we remove them and place God in His rightful spot.