Idols. They were a big problem for God's Old testament people ... and they are a big problem for us today. Did you know many people allow idols--lesser loves--to take first place in their heart? Perhaps sports or work or family or friends have become more important in your life than Jesus Christ. If we are not careful, we can easily allow idolatry to creep into our hearts and take the throne. We are commanded in 1 Peter 3:15 to "sanctify Christ as Lord in our hearts." He is to be #1 without a close second. He is God, and He isn't interested in playing second fiddle to some idol in your life. Jesus said, “If you love Father or Mother or Son or daughter more than Me, you are not worthy of Me.” Let me encourage you to not let other things come before Jesus in your life. The number one commandment is to love God with ALL your heart, soul, strength and mind. And when we do that, we find real hope.