|Posted on March 26, 2017 at 9:45 AM|
Well, last week in Worship (part 2) we talked about what worship is, and a little bit about what it is not. Today we want to ask the question: Do you worship? Now I know that most of the people that are reading this are “Good church going people” who attend church regularly. They attend Sunday morning worship services. They may even attend Sunday night and Wednesday night services. Some sing in the choir and even perform solos for the church. Others are part of Bible study groups and meet with others to study the Bible on a regular basis? Truth is, if you are reading this you are probably considered, by most of your friends, to be a perfect example of ‘What a Christian should be’. But the question remains, do you worship? Now,I would guess that the vast majority of you had a quick and ready response: “Yes, of course, yes!”
Ok, let’s look at this from a slightly different perspective. What if you just randomly found this on the internet and you have never put your foot in a church door before in your life and certainly have never claimed to be a Christian, can I ask you the same question? Do you Worship? How about if we take it a step farther and say that you are an atheist. Do you Worship? See, the question can be asked of any body in the world and the answer is always going to be the same, yes, everyone worships something or someone. There is something in the way that we are wired that causes us to do so. We worship, that is just what we do. Now I realize that many of you may question what I have just said.
In the field of Archaeology it seems that no matter where they find an ancient civilization, they find that the people of that civilization had something or some one to worship. I realize that these were just “poor ignorant savages” Right? Well, have you ever ask why Madeline Murray O’Hair spent so much time and effort trying to get rid of a “God” that she did not believe even existed? Or have you ever asked yourself why we Americans spend so much money on Sports and entertainment? Or, why do we have TV shows and magazine whose only purpose is to tell eager fans about the private lives of Hollywood and TV personalities, or what about those who stand for hours, even days just because they want to see some Rock Star. Sounds a little bit like worship to me. We will probably need to talk a bit more about this later.