No one can live without worshiping something or someone.
Man has a need to worship someone or something that is above him, beyond him, more intelligent, more powerful, more “whatever” than he is. Someone whom he is willing to bow before or something that he builds his life on.
That one or that thing may have beauty or be ugly in the final analysis - depending on who makes the decision about that one or thing. It may be material or physical, it may be mental or personal. It is someone or something that is “worthy” of bending a knee or bowing a head in the eyes of the worshiper.
What is so interesting about what or who we choose to worship is that we eventually become like that god. For example if our God is a God of love, we will love as that God loves. If our God is faithful, or caring, or holy, or compassionate, or truthful, or pure, or sinless - we will strive to become like that God.
If our god is sinful, we will sin willingly. If our god is cruel, or hateful, or untrustworthy, or covetous, or jealous, or inhumane, or self-centered we will allow those traits to become evident or obvious in our lives.
Centuries ago the Psalmist predicted this: “Those who make them are like them, and so will all who trust in them.”
Our behavior reflects the one whom we choose to bow before. Our lives reflect the one we worship.
Prayer: Father, we cannot fool anyone - especially You. Our lives are either Godlike or godlike - but not both. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture for Today: Psalm 115:8 Those who make them will be like them, and so will all who trust in them.