I'm not often tempted to worship evil things, It's the good things that plague me.
2 Chronicles 15:8, “When Asa heard these words and the prophecy of Azariah son of Obed the prophet, he took courage. He removed the detestable idols from the whole land of Judah and Benjamin and from the towns he had captured in the hills of Ephraim. He repaired the altar of the Lord that was in front of the portico of the Lord’s temple.”
Asa sets out with great zeal to remove the idols and the places of fake worship from the land of Judah. Is idolatry a problem today? Charles Swindoll said, "I'm not often tempted to worship evil things, It's the good things that plague me. It isn't as difficult for me to reject something innately bad or wrong as it is to keep good and wholesome things off the throne. That's where most of our battles begin."
In Numbers twenty-one Israel made an idol out of a bronze snake. God instructed Moses to put a bronze snake on a pole and when people were bitten by a poisonous snake, they were healed if they looked on the bronze snake lifted up by Moses. Jesus must have first place in our hearts if we are to please Him (Matt. 6:33). Anything that becomes first in my life (family, job, recreation, etc.) becomes an idol, if it is more important than Jesus.