Warrior Princess, anyone who knows me, knows I love football and love my Seattle Seahawks. Go Hawks. 😁 I love them but don't idolize them. I was asked once who is your favorite player or who's jersey do you have. I always say which guy I love on the team, but I also tell them I don't have a jersey of a player just a 12 jersey. They are shocked when I explain why. To me personally having individual players jersey is idolizing them. I don't want my emphasis to be on one player I love the whole team and roots for the entire team win or lose.
The 3rd commandment tells us to not build us any idols or images and do not worship them. This is still for today when we live in a world where people idolize sports figures, musicians, actors, and other folks in the media or world. I believe it's okay to celebrate them, but when our love for them became so that we idolize everything they do, say, wear, and even excuse their behavior, we may need to take a step back.
Idols can disguise themselves IN different forms. Maybe as a single woman, you idolize married people to the point that you are so determined you will do whatever you have to get married. What about weight loss? You worship those who are thin that you take extreme measure to lose the weight that it becomes unhealthy. How about idolizing those who make more money than you? You will live way beyond your means to have that appearance of having many, but you are lost in debt. I would encourage us all to seek the Lord to ask the question do I have those things which I Idolize that is taking the place of the King in our lives. If so its time to tear those idols down.