We live in an ego-driven society filled with people who worship the creation rather than the creator. The truth is that we were made for worship. Each one of us was designed by God to worship. Each and every day we are given a choice. Either we can worship that which has been made or the maker of all that is. We see this tug of war present in the way that we elevate sports stars, entertainers, or even the rich and famous to some sort of god-like status. The problem is that nothing that has been created is really even worthy of our worship.
All of creation has been marred by sin. But before you go and blame Adam and Eve, I suggest that you start by looking in the mirror. We are naturally selfish or prideful and we often welcome the praise of people, even when it should really be going to the one who made us. The truth is that none of us are perfect. All of us need to be forgiven for worshipping the creation rather than the creator.
So where should our worship be directed? I am glad that you asked.
Colossians 1:16, 17 tells us who the source of our worship should be, “For by Him (Jesus Christ) all things were created; things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him. He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.” What makes more sense? Worship the one who is flawed or worship the only one who is flawless?
Pastor Greg Laible