What Are You Worshiping?

In Exodus 20:3-6, God gives the first commandment, and I think possibly the most important commandment since, if we master this, we will have no problem obeying the others.

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You shall have no other gods before me. You shall not make to you any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. You shall not bow down yourself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; And showing mercy to thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.

When you think of idols, you probably think of Bible days where people would build statues or poles and bow down to them, praying or worshiping their “god” made of wood or stone. Today, people don’t seem to do that as much but this doesn’t mean that we don’t have idols just the same.

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Here in America, we are inundated with so many things that can replace time we could spend with the Lord. Whether it’s TV, a relationship, sports, activities, etc., it is easy to get to the end of the day and realize God received a small portion of your time while these other things occupied a good bit of it.

God has blessed us with many things but everything serves a purpose. If any person or possession means more to you than your relationship with God, that thing needs to go. If you spend hours watching TV and only a few minutes with the Lord, your priorities are horribly misplaced.

I am currently evaluating my life in these areas as well. I hate the phrase “too heavenly minded to be any earthly good” because we must be heavenly minded to be any good on this earth. Everything we do should be centered around Christ and what pleases Him. If something does not please Him, it needs to go.

How do you spend your days? Are you daily seeking His face, drawing near to Him, worshiping Him as you go about your daily tasks? Or is he a tack-on to your already full day? I would encourage you to truly ponder this and ask God to show you if there are things in your life that are hindering the close fellowship that He desires to have with you. We often adjust to life and don’t realize that God has so much more for us. This is not a matter to be complacent about. Matthew 6:33 tells us, “Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things shall be added unto you.” That needs to be our priority every single day of our lives.

Amid the frantic pace of life, don’t neglect quality time with your Savior, the only One you should be worshiping.

5 thoughts on “What Are You Worshiping?

  1. It’s a shame that posts like this get the least amount of comments, but I think that is common in self professed ‘reformed’ circles. Theological banter (and that is what most of it is) and voicing our opinions about other peoples sin is much more enjoyable than looking at the cross that Jesus has called us to and humbly embracing it. I am thankful for the sober reflection posts like this provoke in the reader including myself. How the thorns of life seek to choke out the life of God!

    The Lord bless you Sony.

    -Jim

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  2. Jim, I agree with you about the lack of comments. It seems that the posts with the most are the ones that have sensational headlines or news items. The ones that reach the heart also have the least amount of hits on any given day. Strange how that works.

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  3. Thank you for your comment, Jim. It is easier to see others’ sin than to see our own and yet Jesus told us to get rid of our own sin first so that we can see to help others with theirs (my paraphrase). I really appreciate your reading my posts. Knowing they are being read inspires me to keep writing.

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  4. Thank you for posting this. I know I need to think about this, a lot. I get so distracted and have an addictive personality, so I really have to remember to not let myself get caught up in the world.

    God bless you. Have a great day 🙂

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