by Louie Giglio
Worship should matter to you because you are and always will be a worshiper. It’s what you do. You can’t help it. You can’t stop it. You can’t live without it. But you can choose where you invest it. You can choose to make your worship count for today and for eternity.
We’re created to worship. That’s why you and I are going to spend our lives declaring the worth of something. As a result, we’ve got to make sure the thing we declare to be of greatest value is really worthy in the long run.
For me, I’ve got to keep making sure that what matters most–matters most to me.
The same is true of you. It’s imperative that you find an object worthy of your affection. It’s essential that you find a God worthy of your life’s devotion.
You only have one life. And you only have one life of worship. You have one brief opportunity in time to declare your allegience, to unleash your affection, to exalt something or someone above all else.
Don’t waste your worship on some little god, squandering your birthright on idols made only with human imagination. Guard your worship…and carefully evaluate all potential takers.
To choose well doesn’t mean that we can’t appreciate things of beauty and style. It’s certainly not wrong to deeply love another. Nor is it a sin to really be into playing soccer or to get stoked over a trip to your favorite destination.
But when we elevate any of these things to the highest place in our hearts, we’ve gone too far.
For great is the Lord and most worthy of praise. He is to be feared above all gods. For all the gods of the nations are idols, but the Lord made the heavens. Splendor and majesty are before Him; strength and glory are in His sanctuary.