The Weeds of Idol Worship
Now, before you develop a critical spirit about worship, or pick apart everything your worship team sings, or fear slipping into idolatry without realizing it, or becoming a “worship snob” hold on to this truth:
Worship starts in the heart.
Praise and worship are the ministry of your gratitude to the Lord and that can have many different sounds, styles, words, and themes.
We’re all prone to idolatry because we were created to worship! That’s why your life must incorporate active, frequent, public, and private times of worship because you will worship something or someone. You cannot help it.
So, worship the Creator, God in all His glory, power, might, wisdom, love, mercy, goodness, faithfulness, majesty, beauty, kindness, compassion, sacrifice, and more. Just don’t worship the created thing (ourselves, a concept, an emotion or our own ideas and perspectives, or an experience).
Declare the Word of God and avoid statements of personal empowerment that are me-focused instead of God-focused. No human being on earth could ever write words that are more poetic or more powerful than God did in His Word. What’s more, Jeremiah 1:12 says that He watches over His Word to see it accomplished.
This is why worship must have its foundations in the Word of God, because He’ll partner with His own Words.
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