young, middle-aged, old

Idolatry is not that far from us. We switch them as often as Israelites did. When you're young, it's sexuality. When you're middle-aged, it's money. When you're old, it's fame before you die.

Dr. Bruckner is my professor of Old Testament. He's talking about the turmoil of the Kingship and worship of the god Molech, who required people to kill their children with fire for favor in war. He's the author of a just-released commentary on the Book of Exodus.