Do you profess to be “saved” and yet still have an extreme admiration, love, or reverence for something or someone, other than God? Many things can take God’s place in our lives. Money, another person, TV, Internet, cell phone, social media, video games, pleasures, etc.. Too often many things come before God in our lives. That’s IDOLATRY!
WATCH OUT! The Bible says that the works of the flesh are evident, that includes IDOLATRY!
The Bible says: “…of which I tell you beforehand, just as I also told you in time past, that those who *practice* such things (*IDOLATRY*) will not inherit the kingdom of God.” (See Galatians 5:19-21 NKJV)
If something or someone is before God in your life (IDOLATRY), then the question is raised? Is the Holy Spirit truly inside of you? Are you really a follower of Jesus? “Examine yourselves to see if your faith is genuine. Test yourselves. Surely you know that Jesus Christ is among you; if not, you have failed the test of genuine faith.” (2 Corinthians 13:5 NLT)