David Platt is the author a number of books including Radical and Counter Culture, and is pastor at McLean Bible Church. In the Bible study for Counter Culture, Platt considers the idolatry against which Paul preached in Athens and compares it to what we see today.
“We don’t live in Athens, but we are surrounded by idols in our culture. Idols of money, and sex, and power, and possessions, and people.”
“Why do we ignore the poor? Is it not because we idolize wealth and possessions and luxuries and comfort in this world?”
“Why do we abort babies in our culture? Why do we ignore orphans and widows? Is it not because of our idolization of convenience?”
“Wealth and comfort and security and convenience and sex are being glorified instead of God being glorified. So that leads to the question: are our hearts provoked?”
“Are our affections marked by a holy anger because God is not being glorified?”
“God is glorious, and we want his name held high.”