… it can be as hidden as covetousness.
Colossians3:5 Therefore put to death your members which are on the earth: fornication, uncleanness, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry.
My contention would be that of the commandments God gave to Moses, the 10th is the most inward. It is possible to be sold down the river of covetousness and have no one know the true condition of your heart. Paul declares that this very inward sin is in fact idolatry.
It is the inwardness of idolatry that is damning. It is a sin we are so prone to Calvin said, “Every one of us is, even from his mother’s womb, a master craftsman of idols.”
We can slip into idolatry with ease. I think it can be seen best when we subtly personify an object. Since the statue on your wall has eyes it is very easy to feel that Saint Joseph is watching over you, keeping you from sin. Our feelings be damned, the bible says the Joseph statue has eyes, but he does not see, it has ears but he does not hear.
Think on that as we move forward in our discussion…