Okay, time to ask a strange question to a primarily Christian audience.
What do you worship?
I know your Sunday School answer. I don’t need to hear that. Of course, you worship God. But what else do you worship?
Let me define worship: You worship anything that you attach your ultimate happiness or identity to.
By that definition, you and I are tempted to worship a lot of things, aren’t we? Of course, there’s a natural joy we get out of the good things God gives, but when we over-desire something, it becomes sin. The Greek word is “epithumia” meaning “over-desire,” and is found in passages like 1 John 2:16: “For all that is in the world—the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride of life—is not from the Father but is from the world.”
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