Useful worship? A number of years ago I stopped at a small dealer and found the car I wanted. I knew it for sure. I had car fever. My mind and heart were locked on it. I just had to have it. The car had gotten into my heart and out came the need to buy it, no matter what.
Think about it. When you think about it, we often tend to elevate the things of this life to a much higher level of esteem than we ought. A form of idolatry?
God’s Word tells us: “Those who pay regard to vain idols forsake their hope of steadfast love” (Jonah 2:8).
We find so much pleasure and comfort in the characteristics of newness, novelty, luster and, for that matter, even energy efficiency. These are the marks of idolatry, and God hates it. Even worse, they tend to overshadow the holy things that God wants us to worship: His glory, His grace, His love.
“Heavenly Father, You are so glorious and merciful. You created every good thing, and still You would choose to redeem me and make me Your treasure. You lavish it upon me in ways too great to fully comprehend. Forgive me when I am more desirous of things than of this unmerited love. In Jesus name. Amen!”
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