Idol Detection

“Whatever a man depends upon, whatever rules his mind, whatever governs his affections, whatever is the chief object of his delight, is his God.”
(Charles Haddon Spurgeon)

What is idolatry?

“Idolatry is worshipping anything that ought to be used, or using anything that ought to be worshipped.”

Only For A Time

“The houses we live in, the homes we love, the riches we accumulate, the professions we follow, the plans we form, the relations we enter into, they are only for a time.  The things you live for now are all temporary and passing away. . . . They are poor ephemeral things which cannot last.  Oh, do not love them too much!  Do not grasp them too tightly!  Do not make them your idols!  You cannot keep them, and you must leave them!”
(J. C. Ryle)