Idols keep our hearts from God. Idols captivate us so that the devotion and worship that is due to God alone are directed towards them instead. An idol is anything that takes the place of God in our lives. They can be animate or inanimate. But whatever they are, they are real.
So in that context we can ponder upon Isaiah 31:6-7 which reads: Return, you Israelites, to the One you have so greatly revolted against. For in that day every one of you will reject the idols of silver and gold your sinful hands have made.
The Israelites are to consider their present ways in the light of the future reality of appearing before God. In the day of God’s assessment all our idols will have one assessment upon them “rejection”. We may have defended and justified having them in our lives, but in that day the assessment of the One that matters will come and He will say “rejection”.
So in the light of that, return now to the Lord (see v6). Get rid of your idols because they are ultimately useless and will be subject to divine rejection in that day of judgment. Those idols will not stand the assessment of the Lord in that day so do not let them stand before your assessment in this day. Reject them and return to the One you have revolted against, in your pursuit of idolatry.
Philip, you must take heed. Be wise and strong and deal with your idols.