The Special of the Day… From the Orange Moon Cafe…
"This Is Worship"
An interesting Biblical truth regarding worship is that everybody does it, including the most devout believer and the most ardent atheist.
"And I will utter My judgments against them touching all their wickedness, who have forsaken Me, and have burned incense unto other gods, and worshipped the works of their own hands" (Jeremiah 1:16).
"They… changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen" (Romans 1:22; 25).
Hardwired into humanity is the inclination to acknowledge something(s) outside ourselves as the governing and desired influence of our lives. Even the most self-centered narcissistic is actually dominated by forces outside of himself who delude him into believing he rules himself when nothing could be further from the truth. "The god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not" (II Corinthians 4:4). The Apostle Paul taught that we are either "servants of righteousness" - believers - or "servants of sin" - unbelievers (Romans 6:17-18). Or, in terms of our current consideration, we either worship the living and true God, or we worship devilish, worldly, and fleshly idols.
Walk into any meeting of atheists, and you will find yourself amid a gathering of worshippers no less than in the most Christ and Bible-centered church. No human being can escape this elemental characteristic of our being and nature. Yes, everybody worships. To who and what do we yield our devotion, trust, and submission? This is the question that bears consequences for both time and eternity, and that we will answer to our blessedness or peril.
"The hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship Him. God is a Spirit: and they that worship Him must worship Him in spirit and in truth."
"Take heed to yourselves, that your heart be not deceived, and ye turn aside, and serve other gods, and worship them."
Weekly Memory Verse
O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness; fear before Him, all the earth.