There is a constant pressure to bow down to these images. The worship of these idols leads to bondage and destruction. Unfortunately those who do not know God perish for lack of knowledge. (Hosea 4:6)
However for those of us who DO know and SERVE the LORD through relationship NOT religion, we are equally faced with the same temptations to bow down to these idols. Yet we are reminded that although we are in the world, we are NOT of this world (John 15:19) We are NOT to copy the behavior and customs of this world. (Romans 12:2) We are a set apart people, a peculiar people called to be Light and Salt in the earth. A people who raises God's standards - revealing Him and His glory for others to see.