Do you ever notice how people take for granted the life God has given? Some will idolize things and some will make the mistake of prioritizing their time with other things rather than spending time with the One who gives it.
It amazes me how we choose to worship God. Take for instance when going to church. We go about it as if it’s another day when preparing to worship. We get there late but can get to work on time, clubs before free entry ends, or a movie before the credits begin. But why is it some of us get to church late almost when it’s time to end.
I know you’re saying, “Praise God for being there no matter what time you get there.” And don’t get me wrong, I’m with you on that. However, when it’s a pattern that seems to become a part of the norm and you choose to idolize other things instead of giving honor to God. I don’t feel it’s a good thing in the eyes of God.
God is a jealous God. We mustn’t the mistake of putting our jobs and other things in this world before Him. He is not jealous of what you have or what you need. He doesn’t like when you give away what belongs to him; your faithfulness. God is to get all the worship. Worship him alone. It belongs to him and him alone.
We must be careful not to idolize or worship the wrong things. Your car, your house, your friends and family, and your job are amongst those things. When you bow down to and worship other gods you believe are essential for your life, you make the mistake of worshiping idols rather than worshiping God; the One that gives you life.
Every day there are some people who make sure they’re never late for work or even miss a day. Yet get to church late or don’t go at all or will miss a month of Sundays. But feel entitled to “me time” when making sure they are a part of family and friend events on the weekends or any time during the week. And fail to find time for God on any given Sunday or any day of the week.
God is worthy of our worship. Everything belongs to him. If it wasn’t for him, you wouldn’t have things such as a job, a house, or car that you feel is worthy of your worship. “For all the gods of the peoples are worthless idols, but the Lord made the heavens” (Psalm 96:5). Worship God instead of worldly possessions.
Make time for God. Stop prioritizing the wrong things. One day in the blink of an eye, you can lose everything. God must come first in every area of your life. Take a moment to take a serious look at your life. Evaluate the things that may be taking priority over God. Resolve it. Give him all the praise. Mediate daily on the word. Earnestly seek God.
Things, jobs, or people do not give you life. God does. Make Him the center of your life. Without him, you can do nothing. All that you have without him is worth nothing. You wouldn’t have a life.
Don’t rob God of his honor by worshiping other gods or idols in your life. Abandon anything in your life that is hindering you from being faithful to God. Don’t let idol worship keep you from giving praise, honor, and worship where it rightfully belongs; to God.
Be blessed! –JD
Matthew 4:8-10 “Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory. And he said to him, 9 “All these I will give you, if you will fall down and worship me.” 10 Then Jesus said to him, “Be gone, Satan! For it is written, “‘You shall worship the Lord your God and him only shall you serve.’”