Colossians 3:5 (kjv) Therefore put to death your members which are on the earth: fornication, uncleanness, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry.
Why does God equate these behaviors to IDOLATRY?
“The actual mechanics of the process begin when the individual creates an idol in his mind in order to get something: a spouse, money, power, praise—even a feeling.
None of these things are inherently evil, but in the process of achieving them, the person gradually allows the desire to have them to so dominate him that possessing them becomes his only worthwhile activity in life”. “The Berean”, 12-20-20.
At this point the desire becomes an idol that he covets and now worships instead of God.
This is the epitomy of selfishness!
This person now seeks to please himself rather than God.
Not only has he forsaken God but he will also forsake family, friends, and career to obtain that idol he now worships.
Covetousness is very expensive: It never ends well (Eph 5:5, 1 Cor 6:10, Gal 5:21).
God bless you today