"So when we find ourselves going against God's Word, it is helpful to ask the question, 'What idol am I worshipping?' That is a powerful question, because it exposes the heart. It asks us to inspect our motives...Thinking about idolatry helps us to measure ourselves accurately, to see how far we fall below God's standards. For sin is never a minor thing.."
"When we see our sin as idolatry, we come to appreciate far more deeply what Christ has done for us on the cross. Idolatry is a problem we cannot fix, because it goes so deep. It places us under God's wrath and curse, and we can well understand why. Only god's free gift of salvation through Jesus can change our heart and turn it in a new direction."