"You shall have no other God's before me, You shall not make for yourself an idol in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below." Ex. 20:3-4
The bible says that God is Love (1 John 4:8). Another way it translates is "God defines love" by who he is. This quality is inseparably linked to 'who' God is. Everything God does, says, commands, and performs is laced in love. It is the force behind all he does.
In love he has given us boundaries and commandments to lead us to life. One of the earliest recorded of these was the book known as Exodus. God tells man that he is not to put anything or anyone in the place where God should be. The reason being that no one or thing is like God, thus no one other than him can do ask good as a job as their master. Idols will only break our hearts, so God commands us to put him on the throne and be able to experience life with him as King. The Abundant life he designed us for
The bible also says he is a Jealous God (Ex. 34:14), he won't let an idol have his place among his people. His love is to strong to allow his people to endure an god who is not good. (As only he is). God knows that putting anything on the throne where only God should be will destroy the worshipper and what is being worshipped. Divine love will do whatever is necessary to destroy the idols of his people. Thus, he will destroy a job, a title, a unhealthy form of relationship, a bank account, or anything that he has to do to rescue his people from worshipping what will hurt them. His relentless love is too great to stand by and let us drink the poison we so often desire...