1 John 5:21…”Dear children, keep yourselves from idols.” We were made in the image of our Creator to worship and love Him only. The idols which distract us and wither our spiritual lives in 2013 are not golden calves or bronze serpents. We are drawn away from pursuing the Lord by obsession with our iphones, talk radio, tv, news, social media, sports etc. However, the common trait of all humans throughout history is our foolishness in attempting to find contentment and pleasure in something other than God. These things cannot take the place of God, which is why they are not ultimately satisfying. Jesus warned that neglecting Him in our hearts and minds, and being focused on the things of this world have eternal consequences (Matthew 13).