The greatest enemy of hunger for God is not poison but apple pie. . . . For all the ill that Satan can do, when God describes what keeps us from the banquet table of his love, it is a piece of land, a yoke of oxen, and a wife (Luke 14:18-20). The greatest adversary of love to God is not his enemies but his gifts. And the most deadly appetites are not for the poison of evil, but for the simple pleasures of earth. For when these replace an appetite for God himself, the idolatry is scarcely recognizable, and almost incurable.
John Piper, A Hunger for God, 14
[In the sentences that I excised Piper was actually contrasting blatant and less blatant worldliness. I think he’s right that the latter may often be more dangerous because our consciences are dulled to to the latter, but it is confusing to bring up “the prime-time dribble of triviality” in this context lest “the prime-time dribble of triviality” be read as a gift of God.]