Colossians 3: 5 defines what idolatry is.
“Therefore put to death your members which are on the earth: fornication, uncleanness, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry” (Colossians 3: 5)
From this scripture, we can see that covetousness is idolatry. The scripture does not say that it is like idolatry but it is idolatry.
So what is covetousness?
The English dictionary says that it is “A strong desire to have something especially something that belongs to someone else.
Our God has not changed and He is still jealous over us. Why? This is because He loves us so much He wants us to Himself alone, (Exodus 34;14, 1 Corinthians 10;22). It’s actually a beautiful place to be, fully and totally committed to the Lord.
The old testament has several warnings about idols; ( Leviticus 19;4, 26;1), and while some parts of the world still have golden images and symbols that physically represent idols , the reality is that idols still exit everywhere.
Heavens agenda in any situation is several steps up higher than what we are thinking. Kevin Zadai.