You use graven images. Money is comprised of graven images. It says "God" right on every coin and reserve note.<quoted text>The commands of God are to those who follow the teachings of God(obviously). The commands were not given to secular government leaders. They were to the 'church'.
It would seem quite clear that the prohibition was on 'religious' icons used by those who adhere to the teachings of God.
Can money be an 'idol'? Yes it can. But it was not created with religious intent.
You are still seeking to find a way NOT to follow God's clear command. WHY? Because that is what you have been taught.
And if there is any doubt, why not error on God's side? Why risk it? Are icons and statues something that the RCC MUST HAVE?
If I am wrong, I am 'safely' wrong. On the other hand if you are wrong you are guilty of mortal sin. It is an easy choice for me. What is your priority?
You said those who love the Lord are expressly forbidden to do so. You were abundantly clear. You made no distinction.