And Laban went to shear his sheep: and Rachel had stolen the images that were her father's.
-- Gen. 31:19 (KJV)
Due to Rachel's dependence on idolatry, she took her father's images so that she would feel more secure on her journey. However, it is dumb to worship idols. She was carrying the idols that were supposed to give her a safe journey. If those idols came to life and carried her all the way on her trip, then they would be worth worshipping. Nevertheless, idolatry was stupid back then, it's stupid now, and it will be stupid in the future.
Numerical Analysis: The numerical pattern for this verse is 4, 1, 5, 3, 9. (4) To follow God's Word, go out and work. (1) To follow God, stay out of idolatry. (5) To stay in God's presence, stay out of idolatry. (3) To stay in the Spirit, stay out of idolatry. (9) To overturn evil, stay out of idolatry.