“Little children, keep yourselves from idols.” John Calvin noted that the human heart is an idol factory. That is simply a fact - a dangerous one. Human experience reveals one truth that no living person can deny - we are worshippers. It is what we were made for. Here are some probing questions (thanks to Desiring God) to help identify who or what you worship...
- What do you most highly value?
- What do you think about by default?
- What is your highest goal?
- To what or whom are you most committed?
- Who or what do you love the most?
- Who or what do you trust or depend upon the most?
- Who or what do you fear the most?
- Who or what do you hope in and hope for most?
- Who or what do you desire the most? Or, what desire makes you most angry or makes you despair when it is not satisfied?
- Who or what do you most delight in or hold as your greatest joy and treasure?
- Who or what captures your greatest zeal?
- To whom or for what are you most thankful?
- For whom or what great purpose do you work?
Many will not care or even agree, but truth is truth. Jesus Christ is “most worthy of praise”, and nothing and no one else is - period. If I’m wrong, then eat, drink, and be merry. But, please, even for a moment, stop and think, what if I’m right? Because, at the end of the day, no matter how much we want it to be so, we both can’t be right.