Nature of idolatry. Idolatry is an obsession with created things (in lieu of devotion to the Creator), Ephesians 5:5; Philippians 3:19; Colossians 3:5. Idols are made by humans. They are mere pieces of wood and stone, Deuteronomy 27:15. Idols cannot “see or hear or eat or smell,” Deuteronomy 4:2; Psalms 115:2-7. They are “like a scarecrow in a melon patch,” Jeremiah 10:5. Idols have no value (for bonding the worshipper to God), Habakkuk 2:18,19.