At the time of Gods massive judgment, the things that are or have been the most important to people, will be thrown away.
Idols refer to anything that replaces God and spirituality, in ones life. This can be actual idols that are worshiped, adored, loved, but can include work for work-a-holics, food for those who eat and eat, social activities of all sorts, entertainment as a primary focus of ones life, accumulating possessions of any type imaginable, whether real estate or stamp collecting or secular interests, or religious pursuits, or whatever.
Idols can refer to simple things like idle texting on the internet or cell phones, or menial activities that occupy a great deal of ones time. It can include escapes from reality by means of drugs and alcohol or other escapes.
In short, whatever you do in lieu of pursuing your spiritual life as it should be pursued, and thus ignoring God, Christ, doctrine and so forth, that then is the focus of your life and the idol, the worship, of your life. And unfortunately there are too many people that simply waste their life away on nothing activities.
But one day in each persons life, there will come a time when the important things will be placed right in front of them, death, and then of what value are their activities or possessions?
And when the end days arrive in history, and Gods wrath falls repeatedly on humanity across the entire globe, those folks by the billions, will be throwing their valued attitudes and possessions and things, to the bats and to the moles.
Valued things are described as things of gold and silver. That gives them a high value in their mind.
And now those things of high value are thrown to the bats and moles.
Bats and moles are little critters that live in the ground, and in the caves. They feed on insects and roots, and their homes are small or insignificant or they stink terribly. The bat caves with all the filth and stench will become the repository of their valuables. The mole holes will become the repository of all their valuables.
In other words, people will see that their priorities and things that they have focused their entire life on, are totally worthless. Their gold, or what they thought was their gold, their idols, their focus, is no better than bat doo-doo.
And that is unfortunate not only because people have placed their total attention on the things of this life, temporary and useless things, but they discover it at the end of their life, when it is too late. Their spiritual life was totally ignored, or given little concern or little importance.
The real things of value, your spiritual life, is the gold, the genuine gold of life. The things of this life, the worldly things, have zero value, are not gold, and are no better than bat doo. And yet most folks choose the doo over the reality, and live a life of pretense and insignificance.