At Agapé Chicago we often talk about how idolatry is not simply about worshiping figures made of sticks and stones. No, idolatry means replacing worship of God with ultimate love or allegiance for anything else. Take note then of these words from a prophet to Amaziah, “Why do you consult this people’s gods, which could not save their own people from your hand?” (2 Chronicles 26:15). To translate this question, we might say something like, “Why do you trust in money to bring you happiness when so many have failed to find joy this way?” or, “Why do you seek a romantic relationship to bring you completion, when so many report a lingering incompletion?” No other god but God can save us from ultimate misery, utter defeat, and destruction. So why trust in other things that cannot deliver?