|Jonah 2:8 (NASB)
"Those who regard vain idols forsake their faithfulness"
Idolatry was not just a chronic problem during Old
Testament times, it is just as big a problem today, except that the idolatry of
today is usually more subtle and sophisticated. There is an insidiousness about
it that makes it easy to slip into. How easy it is to neglect prayer and the
study of God's word in favor of watching our favorite television programs, or
letting some hobby or other activity crowd out time with God. And yes, even
doing the “Lord’s work” can take Christians away from quality time with
the Lord and His word. These are examples of modern-day idolatry.