Years ago I wrote a book about idols, which is just another word for sin.
An idol is whatever you turn to first — a person, possession, position, relationship, substance, belief or experience — for comfort, security, identity, meaning, etc. Basically, anything other than God.
As I wrote the book, I got halfway through it and decided I was tired of being smacked upside the head with my own idolatry.
Sheesh. All I wanted to do was write about other people’s idols/sin and make a boatload of money.