Do Idols exist today? Maybe not in the physical sense like the Israelites had with their wooden carved images. But we are certainly drawn to things that can serve as idols in our lives. Consider for a moment, is there anything in your life that you trust, crave, or serve more than God? Is there something that distracts you or takes you away from knowing the true living God? If so, maybe it’s become a modern-day idol for you. Don’t let false idols keep you from fully knowing a God who loves, forgives, heals and wants to spend eternity with you. No idol can promise any of those things.
This doesn’t mean we shouldn't enjoy the blessings and things this world has to offer, just keep their priority level in the right spot and don’t place your trust and faith in any man-made things.
Isaiah 44:6-20 has much to say about idols and the foolishness of worshiping man-made idols. If you’ve identified an “idol” in your life be encouraged by the words that follow this section, Isaiah 44:21-23 speaks of God’s redemption for Israel and for us.