“You are what you eat.” You’ve heard it, and I’m sure you understand the sentiment. Similarly, like what we eat impacts our physical health, who or what we worship impacts our spiritual health.
Israel is proof of this truth:
“…They worshiped worthless idols, so they became worthless themselves. They followed the example of the nations around them, disobeying the Lord’s command not to imitate them.”
2 Kings 17:15 NLT
Did you catch that? Since what they worshiped was worthless, they became worthless. Wow. That’s heavy. We could spend a long time talking through the attributes we take on when we worship people, leaders, money, status, etc., but I think our time is better spent on the positive.
Since we become like who we worship, if we are worshiping God, we should be consistently becoming more like Him. We are not God, but our lives should continue to look more and more like Him.
Since God is love, we should be loving.
Since Jesus was a friend of sinners, we should be friendly, especially to those in the world.
Since God is gracious and quick to forgive, bitterness and anger have no place in our hearts.
Since Jesus is the truth, we should be filled with truth and speaking truth into others’ lives.
If our worship of God isn’t making us more like God, we’re missing it entirely.
K E V I N • M I L L E R
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