Becoming Worthless

“What did your ancestors find wrong with me that led them to stray so far from me?  They worshipped worthless idols, only to become worthless themselves.” – the LORD (Jeremiah 2:5)

“Yes, they knew God, but they wouldn’t worship him as God or even give him thanks.  And they began to think up foolish ideas of what God was like.  As a result, their minds became dark and confused.” – the Apostle Paul (Romans 1:21)

There is truth in the idea that we take on the likeness of that which we worship.  As followers of Jesus we worship Jesus.  The one true sign that worship has taken place is that we leave looking more like what we have worshipped.  So every time God’s people gather to worship him they should leave looking more like him.

The problem is that far too few of us worship him on a regular basis.  Many of us only “worship” on Sundays.  The rest of the week is reserved for worshipping other gods – “worthless idols.”  The danger here is that we become like that which we worship; in this case, worthless.

Have you ever stopped to think about what it is that you worship on a regular basis?  If your life isn’t looking more and more like Jesus’ life then you can be sure it is not Jesus you are worshipping.


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