In future years, that marvelous car that you thought brought so much meaning into your life is going to end up crushed and incinerated in an electronic furnace. It’s gone and so will all the meaning of your life be gone if you just live for things. That’s what idolatry is. You see, all this paraphernalia they had in the ancient world of figurines and pantheons as gods was just another expression worshiping things. God doesn't want us to waste our lives serving lifeless, worthless stuff. He wants us to have a heart only devoted to him.