1 Samuel 7:3: Then Samuel said to all the Israelites "If you are really serious about wanting to return to the Lord, get rid of your foreign gods and your images of Ashtoreth. Determine to obey only the Lord."
Samuel was urging the Israelites to get rid of their foreign gods. Idols today are much more subtle than the fake gods from the past made of wood and metal. And these idols can be just as, if not more, dangerous to our relationship with Christ.
Whatever is first place in our lives, be it money, success, pride, or material objects, is our God. We must learn to place the true God above all of this and cast aside the importance we place on those idols. If you desire to have God first in your life, then pray to Him, ask Him to help you dethrone those false idols so you can make God number one in your life.
--Brandon Reed, Pastor-In-Training @ Soul Purpose Community Church