Do you Worship the Creation or the Creator?

I think it is human nature to want to worship something. It is ingrained in us as human beings. We tend to worship what we love. For instance if I love a sport and get fixated on a sport it is easy to start worshiping the sport. If I love humans then it is easy to start worshipping humans. For it is out of our hearts that we worship. A good measure of what you are worshipping is what you spent the most time devoting yourself to. Similarly a good measure of what you are worshiping is what you love, adore and sacrifice for.

Something I recently realized I have never meet a human that was not worshiping something. Similarly many of us humans, even people professing the Christian Faith worship God’s creation or human creation. They are not worshipping the creator. No they are worshipping the creation. When we see the beauty of God’s creation it should facilitate in us the worship of the creator. For which is greater, the creation or the creator? When you see a beautiful piece of art do you give praise, honor and glory to the art piece or the artist? God’s creation is similar. When we seen the beauty of nature it should inspire us to worship Jesus and our Heavenly Father rather than nature itself.

If you are worshiping the creation then you have lost sight of all truth. You have become a blind, confused, and a wondering fool. For God’s creation although beautiful is fallen, imperfect and fails. But the creator is perfect, almighty, everlasting, never fades and never fails. I will not worship imperfection. Thus I will not worship things of this world. But I will worship the one true God who created the heavens and the earth. For he is the only “being” worthy of all eternal praise and glory. What are you worshipping?

“For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse. For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened. Claiming to be wise, they became fools, and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man and birds and animals and creeping things.” Romans 1:20-23

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