First John 5:21 (MEV) says, “Little children, keep yourself from idols.” And what is an idol?
It’s anything that captivates your heart, whether it is sexual addiction, drugs, money or anything else. Therefore, Pastor Shane Idleman says, any addiction is idolatry.
“There’s always a fight, a struggle,” Idleman says. “But the freedom is in Jesus. Spend time with Him; carry His burden; let Him be your priority. When Jesus is the priority, the idol has to take a back seat.”
For the entire teaching, watch this video, which includes a powerful poem: