If you are returning to the Lord with all your heart, then put away the foreign gods and the Ashtaroth from among you and direct your heart to the Lord and serve him only.
Little children, keep yourselves from idols. – You cannot serve God and money. – For you shall worship no other god, for the Lord…is a jealous God. – Serve him with a whole heart and with a willing mind, for the Lord searches all hearts and understands every plan and thought. – For the Lord sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart. – Beloved, if our heart does not condemn us, then we have confidence before God.
I Sam. 7:3 – 1 John 5:21 – Matt 6:24 – Exodus 34:14 – 1 Chronicles 28:9 – 1 Samuel 16:7 – 1 John 3:21 (ESV)