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Worship is About Value

December 2, 2010
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“Worship is simply about value.

The simplest definition I can give is this: Worship is our response to what we value most.  That’s why worship is that thing we do. It’s what we’re about on any given day. Because worship is about saying, “This person, this thing, this experience (this whatever) is what matters most to me…it’s the thing I put first in my life.  That thing might be: a relationship, a dream, friends, status, stuff, a name, or some kind of pleasure. Whatever name you put on it, this thing or person is what you’ve concluded in your heart is worth most to you. And whatever is worth most to you is—you guessed it—what you worship.

Some of us attend the church on the corner, professing to worship the Living God above all. Others who rarely step inside the church doors would say worship isn’t a part of their lives because they aren’t ‘religious.’ But everybody has an altar. And every altar has a throne.”

So, how do you know where and what you worship? It’s easy. You simply follow the trail of your time, your affection, your energy, your money, and your loyalty. At the end of the trail you’ll find a throne; and whatever, or whomever, is on that throne is what you worship.

Sure, not too many of us walk around saying, “I worship my stuff. I worship my Xbox. I worship my job. I worship this pleasure. I worship her. I worship my body. I worship me!”  But, the trail never lies. We may say we value this thing or that thing more than any other, but the volume of our actions speaks louder than our words.

In the end, our worship is more about what we do than what we say.”

Louie Giglio, The Air I Breathe: Worship As a Way of Life You Worship What You Value p. 10-11.

HT: Ben Terry blog

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