becoming what you worship

4 11 2009

Psalm 115:4-8

Their idols are silver and gold,
The work of man’s hands.
They have mouths, but they cannot speak;
They have eyes, but they cannot see;
They have ears, but they cannot hear;
They have noses, but they cannot smell;
They have hands, but they cannot feel;
They have feet, but they cannot walk;
They cannot make a sound with their throat.
Those who make them will become like them,
Everyone who trusts in them.

Why is who/what you worship important? Because you become what you worship.

This 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 human in worshiping an idol.

So continuing my story… The very next week in Sunday school we studied Psalm 115 and I found another interesting and related (to the previous post) thought by the psalmist.

First he describes the idols and all their shortcomings. Then in verse 8 he hits the reader hard. He proclaims that those who make them will become like them.

When we worship anything less than God we then limit who we are.

It’s easy to accept this when we think about worshiping non-God things such as money, relationships, careers, reputation, etc.

The hard part is realizing that for the most part worship songs fail to capture the completeness of God.

The even harder part is realizing that by limiting God in our worship we are limiting our life in Him.

This should inspire us to do is to continually dig into the word of God to discover more of who He is so that we will become more of who He made us to be.

Strive to worship God in His fullness, by doing so you will not limit what you become.