“Covetousness which is idolatry.” Colossians 3:5
Covetousness is the root of idolatry. The covetous
person bows down to the image of gold. His money
is his god–for he puts his trust in it.
Money is his creator. When he has abundance
of wealth, then he thinks he is ‘made’.
Money is his redeemer. If he is in any trouble,
he flies to his money, and that must redeem him.
Money is his comforter. When he is sad, he counts
over his money–and with this golden harp he drives
away the evil spirit.
When you see a covetous man, you may say,
“There goes an idolater!”