what you worship shapes you

30 10 2009

Psalm 106:19-20 (NASB)

They made a calf in Horeb
And worshiped a molten image.
Thus they exchanged their glory
For the image of an ox that eats grass.

The other day I read over Psalm 106 in Sunday school and noticed something really interesting. Look at verse 20. It says “they exchanged their glory” after worshiping the molten image.

What this is saying is that the Israelites gave up something of who they are when they worshiped the false god.

Now, it is possible that “their glory” means God, but if you look at Hosea 4:7 God said He would change their glory into shame.

I really think God is trying to tell us that what we worship shapes us.

That’s it. I’m not saying anymore this week. I have something more to share, but I will write an another post under the same idea next week.

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4 11 2009
becoming what you worship « thoughts on worship

[…] is actually connected to last week’s post. Last week we saw that the Hebrews exchanged their glory for that of an ox. They became something less than […]

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