It astounds me that with multiple people who utilize and have idols (and even those that don't) explain just what an idol is and what it means, we still have this level of complete misunderstanding.
In the heart is where all idolatry takes place.
You can love money more than God. So therefore there is no level of misunderstanding. Abraham could have idolised his Son.
You see what I mean about loving something more than God. But we should be careful not to replace our love for God with that which has given us.
I believe Isaac was about 35 years old according to some Rabbi's when his dad tried to sacrifice him.
I bet a lot like myself saw a son of about 12 years of age. We hear many things but the main truth is that Abraham didn't just love God because of what he had promised him. He recognised the true value of who God as our Father really is. His Glory as
our creator and the beginning and end of all things. Job very much like Abraham except Satan took everything God had given him. We see God faithful when it comes to Job not allowing Satan to take his life.
When you go through hard times we see Abraham and Job showing us that God loves us and cares for us.
We need to trust him even when our heart hurts and is almost breaking.