Last week I proposed to you that every human being is a worshiper because worship is an expression of what we value most in our lives. I left you last week with a challenge to look at your life and be honest with yourself about what it is that you worship. One of the traps that is easy for us to fall into with this is concluding that if what we discover the primary thing we worship as being someone or something good then we do not see anything wrong with it. Here is the problem with this logic. Nothing should be on the throne of your life’s focus, values, and priorities other than God. God is the only one worthy to be sitting on the throne of symbolizes what we value most and center our life around.
Your spouse, your kids, your grandkids, your pets should not be the what we worship. I am not saying you should not love them or give them your time and affection. All I am saying is your life’s purpose was never meant to center on anyone or anything other than your Creator. When we place our loved ones on the throne of our worship we are actually doing them a big disservice. Because when our loved ones become the focal point of our worship we have put them in a position they were never meant to fill. We naturally place expectations on what we worship and because your loved ones are not God they will never be able to fulfill those expectations. We were created by God for God with the main purpose of reflecting back to Him the glory of that which is encompassed in our Creator.
The Bible tells us that God is a jealous God. Some people may have a problem with this, but this is one of those situations where we tend to have a problem with it only when it is someone other than our self that is jealous. If you are a woman and you have given birth to a child how would you feel if someone else was given all the credit? If you are a guy and you put hours upon hours of blood, sweat, and hard labor into building a house for your family how would you feel if some contractor came along and took public credit for building it? In both of these examples I am willing to bet that jealousy would be one of those emotions. Why? Because you are the one who deserves the credit. You deserve to be honored and praised for the great things you have done. The same is true for God. He is the creator of all things. He is the one who gives you the very next breath you take that fills your lungs with life. Now imagine how you would feel if something or someone else is on the throne receiving the worship and praise that only you deserve.
It is time for each one of us to put God in His rightful place; on the throne of our worship.