Are You Your Own Idol?
Without realizing it, some humans make idols of themselves. The Bible explains at Ephesians 5:5: “For you know this, recognizing it for yourselves, that no fornicator or unclean person or greedy person—which means being an idolater—has any inheritance in the kingdom of the Christ and of God.” (Colossians 3:5; compare Galatians 5:19-21.) Fleshly desires can come between a person and God. Paul says of such that “their god is their belly.” (Philippians 3:18, 19) In other words, they have another “god” apart from Jehovah, putting first their own fleshly desires. Such conduct can exclude a person from God’s Kingdom. (1 Corinthians 6:9, 10) There is good reason, then, to heed the words of the apostle Paul: “Therefore, my beloved ones, flee from idolatry.”—1 Corinthians 10:14.