The Irony of Idolatry
“Be careful. There were times, lifting my hands in worship, I had to make sure I wasn’t worshipping my husband.”
These were the words of caution offered by my middle-aged, widowed friend one Wednesday night during a prayer meeting. My 19- or 20-year-old self, enamored with my husband-to-be, had received advice like this before. “It’s very easy to make an idol out of your husband” was an oft-repeated warning in my circles, and knowing the human propensity for idolatry, it was not hard for me to imagine how this could be the case.