Tuesday, October 7, 2008

You are what You Worship

Through various circumstances I have come to a place where I must consider the seriousness and vastness of worship. For the past few weeks I have been praying and thinking through what genuine worship of our Creator God is. More specifically, I have been thinking through what true humanly worship of our Creator tangibly looks like. Though we are unable to worship God with total purity (at least on this side of heaven), we are called by Christ to worship God in "spirit and in truth" (John 4:23ff).

It is eternally important who you worship. Psalm 115:1-8 is clear on this subject (emphasis added):
(1) Not to us, O LORD, not to us
but to your name be the glory,
because of your love and faithfulness
(2) Why do the nations say,
"Where is their God?"
(3) Our God is in heaven;
he does whatever pleases him.
(4) But their idols are silver and gold,
made by the hands of men.
(5) They have mouths but cannot speak,
eyes, but the cannot see;
(6) they have ears, but they cannot hear,
noses, but they cannot smell;
(7) they have hands, but they cannot feel;
feet, but they cannot walk;
nor can they utter a sound with their
throats.
(8) Those who make them will be like them,
and so will all who trust in them.
The things which are not God are blind, lame and lifeless. If we aren't worshipping God we are worshipping self, no matter what idol we have set up in our lives. May we prayerfully consider what or who it is we are truly worshipping. To God be the glory.

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