May 23, Transformed Through Worship

Today’s reading: Psalms 111-115

“Those who make them will be like them,
and so will all who trust in them” - Psalm 115:8.

The them in this verse are idols, and the warning is a sobering one. Those who make idols will become just like them. What is an idol like? It depends on what that idol is, but the scary aspect of this truth is the transforming affect of the idol that comes through worship to the worshipper. The good news is that you will become more like the Lord if you worship Him, but if you direct that need to worship to anything or anyone else, you are transformed in the wrong way. It has been said that man’s heart is an idol factory and that statement was correct. We can make idols of our looks, money, job, intellect, hobbies, denomination, children, heritage, government, or ideology, just to name a few. The Bible is clear on how to relate to idolatry: “Therefore, my dear friends, flee from idolatry” (1 Corinthians 10:14). Do you have any idols in your life that rival for your affection and worship of God? There is only one thing to do if you have any, and that is destroy them now, or risk the wrong kind of spiritual transformation.