In the summer of 2009, people around the world, mourned for the “King of Pop”. Even though his personal struggles were evident in his physical appearance and through well-publicized controversies, fans still idolized the performer.
Humans are not meant to be worshiped. We are made to worship God. I grew up with a father who was emotionally unavailable. As all little girls do, I looked to him as my all and all. I admired him and took his word for truth. I idolized him. And, as much as I hate to admit it, I use to idolize any male who paid attention to me. This created much heartache, tears, and loneliness.
As much as we like to admire certain people for their good looks and talent, when we elevate them to a place where they don’t belong, they often can’t handle it. Looking back, I idolized my ex-husband. I put him on a level he was never created to be on. He could not handle it, so he left.
There shall no strange god be in thee; neither shalt thou worship any strange god. (Psalm 81:9 KJV) and Confounded be all they that serve graven images, that boast themselves of idols: worship him, all ye gods. (Psalm 97:7 KJV) These verses remind us that we are also lost if we don’t follow God and elevate Him to the position that belongs only to Him. When we create idols, we lose. They will always make mistakes, always disappoint us, and eventually die.
Exalt the Lord our God, and worship at his holy hill; for the Lord our God is holy. (Psalm 99:9 KJV) Give unto the Lord the glory due unto his name; worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness. (Psalm 29:2 KJV)
Jesus Christ is the only one worthy of our praise. He can handle not only our praise but also carry every sin we’ve ever committed or will ever commit. Now that’s someone truly worth worshiping! Praise His Holy Name! Thank you Jesus!
Love recognizes no barriers; it jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at it’s destination, full of hope!
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