Christians, have you ever thought about how many people are famous? We have scientists, athletes, movie stars, pop culture icons, musicians, magicians, dancers, and a whole group of people from “reality” TV, who are essentially famous for being themselves. Americans idolize these people, they want to know more about them so they buy gossip magazines. They pay money to watch them perform/compete/act and they do all sorts of crazy feats to get them to sign their name on a piece of paper, or take a selfie with them. People are amazed, full of wonder, awestruck for the chance to meet these people.
This is simply explained because we were created to worship. As a Christian, worshiping God, extolling praise is one of our main functions, but imagine if you did not know God. You have this ability to be impressed/amazed and you look, you seek out someone to idolize, lost people look for greatness, achievement. They look at money, fortune, fame innovation, uniqueness, ability, talent, skill, and people use these factors for deciding whom to worship.
They see something the have done, they tell others what they did, and they are just fulfilling a biological/spiritual role that God put in us, that we MUST praise and share. As for us, Christians, we look at Jesus and tell of what HE has done, we look and stand amazed at God’s, creation, His will and purpose.
It is sad to see people using their God given ability to worship faulty, broken people, who may excel in one area, but who lack in so many others. Every single person needs to look up to someone, something for direction, guidance, a goal or plan. When we do not look to God, we look to anyone or anything that seems greater or bigger than ourselves.
As Christians, we must have an undivided heart. We must make sure that we only worship God alone. We must make sure we spend more time telling people about Jesus than a sports or movie star. God desires for us to desire Him. He says If we draw near to Him, He will draw near to us. Seek Him, worship Him, appreciate people’s talents, but realize that God made them too, and that He alone is worthy of our praise, In Jesus Name, Amen.
The son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For in Him all things were created: thing in heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through Him and FOR Him. Colossians 1:16 (NIV) (EMPHASIS ADDED)
I will say to the north, “Give them up!” and to the south, “Do not hold them back.” Bring My sons from afar and My daughters from the end of the earth, everyone who is called by My name and whom I have created for My glory, Whom I have formed, even whom I have made. Isaiah 43: 6-7 (NASB)
Again, the devil took Him to a very high mountain and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor. “All this I will give you,” he said, “if you will bow down and worship me.” Jesus said to him, “Away from me, Satan! For it is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve Him only.’” Matthew 4:8-10 (NIV)
You shall have no other gods before me. You shall not make for yourself an image in the form of anything in heaven above or earth beneath or in the waters below. You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I the Lord your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, but showing love to a thousand generations of those who love me and keep my commandments. Exodus 20:3-6 (NIV)
written and posted by Daniel Poggensee | 2019