Giving is about relationship. Fear not the loss that comes with that, and you’ll see god’s provision. (2Cor 9:6-7)
An idol may be anything given too great a significance. Idols are reinforced by lies in society. looks good now, seems right, but eventually will let you down.
The pegs of truth, the nails for growth are from God, they rivet us to reality, to what we need – a solid point in the sanctuary of God.
(Jer 10:3-5, Pro 12:11 (13), Isa 54:2, 1Cor 1:24)