"EVERYDAY WORSHIP," (Day 2) (Romans 1:25)
We All Worship Something
Today’s reading from Romans is a really interesting verse. So let’s look at it a little closer. The NLT version says They traded… That’s an indication that they had worshiped God but gave decided to take something else to worship. The other interesting thing about the word “traded” is that it means that they couldn’t have both. They had to give one up for the other.
Here’s the thing. We’re either worshiping God or we’re worshiping something else. But we can’t worship both. We must trade one for the other. Because in its very nature, worship is how we respond to the thing we value the absolute most! There can be nothing above that thing or equal to it. The thing we spend most of our time thinking about, doing, giving the most attention to, putting all our energy into? That’s what we worship.
So here’s a question to ask yourself. What are you worshiping? What things are you putting before God?
Identify anything that you’re worshiping. Challenge yourself to put that thing down where it belongs and put God up to where He belongs in your life: number one, the only one who deserves and is worthy to be worshiped.