Everyone worships something; if I take the definition of worship as to revere, respect or stand in awe of someone or something. To bow down in adoration to something. Then everyone worships. You and I revere either God or something else. The God of the Bible, Yahweh commanded people to worship only him because only he is God. Israel struggled being devoted only to God and became very idolatrous. Idolatry is to worship a something, an object as a god. Anything has the potential of becoming an idol in our lives, if we worship or incline to it as we would God our Creator. “Idolatry is the tree from which our sins and struggles grow.” Kyle Idleman: gods at war.
You may be familiar with the commercial or saying, “There are some things money can’t buy” You can buy a comfortable bed, but you cannot buy sleep. There was a man who had everything going for him. This was a man of position, power and popularity. He was very successful, respected by all. This is how he is introduced to us in Scripture. But he had a big problem, a problem he could not buy a solution for with all his riches. You see all accolades could not buy him what he truly wanted in life. He had great accomplishments and success, but he wasn’t content in life because he had a terminal illness and imagine, even though he had enough money, fame, and people in charge, nothing could cure him. I guess the grass is not always greener on the other side of the fence.