Idols become masters.
“Have no idols before me.”
An idol is anything we put before God.
Whether it be false gods—created by man, which are merely man’s, rejection of Yahweh, trying to remove His glory, not acknowledging the truth—our selfishness and ego, putting things in front of God. They are idols.
Some people turn their children into idols and then make all kinds of excuses to justify it. This is delusional. There is no justification.
God gave us priority order. Children aren’t even supposed to be in the top two.
Cars, celebrities, pets, ourselves, our house, sports, our career or job. Literally, anything can become an idol.