Thou shall have no other gods before me.
Thou shall not make unto thee any carved images, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth;
Thou shall not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them; for I, the Lord thy God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquities of the fathers upon the children unto the fourth generation that hate me.
Now granted the t.v. Is not a carved image of any of the above mentioned. Neither is a football player, basketball player, hockey player, golfer, soccer star, rock star, an actor or actress and neither is a porn star. Neither is your car, house, wife and children.
But if you are more concerned over what will happen next on your favorite show than you are about tending to your relationship with God…..
If you know more about you favorite sports team than you do about God….
If you are more concerned about which actor will play your favorite character in the next Avengers movie or the Justice League movie than you are about memorizing scripture…..
If you are constantly trying to find a way to get that next fix of a drug, that next drink, that next glimpse of sex without meaning than you are about finding a way to read your Bible more….
If you are more concerned about spending time with a new “love” than you are about you walk with God….
Here’s one of my thoughts: if you are more concerned over what the person sitting beside you in the pew on Sunday thinks if you go to the alter and pray because you came under the conviction of the Holy Spirit than you are about heeding that call and getting your relationship with God in order….
Then I would say you have idols in your life..and yes a self image can be one too.