My definition of and Idol is hyper sensitive. Because at the moment I see it as a thing. Like this laptop for example. I have a great fear of Worshiping Idols. Like for example I am under the understanding that if I say "This is a great laptop" then I have just worshiped my idol. Not that I think that the laptop has anything to do with my creation or that God is in any way my laptop.
I come to this conclusion because:
“You shall not make for yourself a carved image or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above or that is on the earth beneath or that is in the water below. You shall not bow down to them or serve them, for I, the Lord, your God, am a jealous God... (Exodus 20:4-5)
Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in them. (1 John 2:15)
Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry. (Col 3:5)
For you can be confident of this one thing: that no person who is immoral, impure, or greedy (such a person is an idolater) has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God. (Ephesians 5:5)
It is for this reason that a woman ought to have power of choice over her self, because of the angels. (1 Corinthians 11:10)
Why I need the Help:
My understanding has made it very difficult to shop with my wife. I feel a guilt if I choose for her what to get. Or if I point out the advantages of one product over another I feel somehow that I am raising it (not to the level of God).
I have a lot of experience with the same forms of questions. Like the time we where picking out yarn. Truthfully I don't care what colors of yarn my wife picks out. I just trust that it will turn out fine. But a question will come like "Autumn needs a new scarf, and I don't know what colors to get her. What do you think?" I feel that if I make any choice at all then I'm wrong and stupid for the selection that I picked. Like "Oh those colors are horrible." Doesn't the very nature that my being wrong or feeling wrong in what I have done a version of sin. And then I'm receiving judgment, and I feel that I'm not in the spirit.
Seriously, I just need to really understand the correct perspective that God has on Idols. And If my saying "That looks like a cool shirt" is not idolatry, I need biblical proof that it is not, because it needs to come from Gods word, and not from Man. Because I don't want to worship Idols, and I don't want to become an Idol worshiper because some guy told me that wasn't what he was talking about.
Also bending over servicing Idols. I feel affected if I have to fix something under the sink, because I had to bend over. I fight the stress with faith in Jesus. Still I want to know, and Gods word says that if it something that he wants for me to understand. That his word will show me. So the answer has to be in their.