I think we make idols of all sorts of things when we expect perfection out of them. When we expect a perfect spouse or a perfect job or a perfect family, we’re putting something else in the space that only God should occupy.
When the Bible says that God is a jealous God, it doesn’t mean He’s petty. It means He knows that filling that God-shaped hole with anything else other than God won’t satisfy us in the long run. Putting anything else on the throne where only God belongs will never give us the peace and contentment we’re longing for. Only God can fill that God-shaped hole.
I’m thankful for a perfect God who steps into my imperfect life at every moment to remind me that chasing after idols of possessions and relationships and status will only bring heartbreak while God is the only one who can bring healing.