Tuesday, March 24 2009
Key verse: V11 “The lofty looks of man shall be humbled, and the haughtiness of men shall be bowed down, and the Lord alone shall be exalted in that day.”
Take a moment and truly and seriously reflect upon who or what you worship.
1. Man worships Materialism
V7 “Their land is also full of silver and gold, neither is there any end of their treasures; their land is also full of horses, neither is there any end of their chariots:”
In this 21st century and in the year 2008, the silver and gold are our big bank accounts; the treasures are our properties, bungalows, condominiums, stocks and shares; the horses are our Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Mercedes, BMWs, Hondas, Toyotas; the chariots are the highly advanced and sophisticated military weapons. Now there is nothing wrong in our desires for materialism of wealth and possessions but when materialism takes the place of God, it becomes our idol or god.
2. Man worships Religion
V8 “Their land also is full of idols; they worship the work of their own hands, that which their own fingers have made:”
Man has created their own religions and man-made gods. They have worshipped them thinking that these idols or gods will help them in their quest and search for the meaning and purpose in life. However, the sad truth is that they are sincerely wrong in seeking religions apart from the true and living God. The God whom we worship is the Creator of this universe and all things including man, and only He alone is worthy of our worship and praise.
3. Man worships Self
V11 “The lofty looks of man shall be humbled, and the haughtiness of men shall be bowed down, and the Lord alone shall be exalted in that day.”
In this day and age, look around the world, the community, the offices and workplace, the institutions and schools, the churches and homes, and you shall find increasingly, man is worshipping ourselves by the way we spend our time, talents and treasures.
No longer do we seriously investing our time, talents and treasures in God and His church, but instead we are giving most our time, talents and treasures in the pursuit of our career, education, health, sports, family, etc.
Again there is nothing wrong in our desires for improving and upgrading ourselves but when self-love takes the place of God, we become our own idols or gods.
Food for Thought
What do you think daily? What you think and do will reflect who and what you believe and worship.