Are You Worshiping any of these more than God?

Are You Worshiping any of these more than God?

Commandment: “Have no Gods before me.”

Am I worshiping any of these more than God:

family

friends

spouse

parents

boss

food

diet

nutrition

body image

money

cell phones

computers

exercise

self talk

shopping

sports

TV

Netflix

entertainment

paint

travel

weather

work

sex

medicine

politics

self interest

aging

pain

pleasure

material senses

tribalism

nationalism

influence

talent

sloth

apathy

sleep

nature

flavor

variety

the future

the past

contribution

opinions

problems

fears

 

I need to keep all this in proportion, i.e. second to God.

Resist these things getting over inflated and creeping larger than God in your human consciousness.

This is just a start of what to watch out for.

Please add to the list in the comments!

Are you putting any of these before God?, getting rid of idols

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11 Comments

  1. John+gregory 2 weeks ago

    A big order.

  2. Loree 2 weeks ago

    I have the cousin of this art work!

    • Author
      Polly Castor 2 weeks ago

      they are details of yours!!

  3. Susan 2 weeks ago

    Excellent!
    Good place to start.

    Holidays
    Company
    Pets
    Music
    Reading

    • Author
      Polly Castor 2 weeks ago

      Yes!!

  4. Nesit 2 weeks ago

    Wow. Yes, quite something to contemplate. Thank you, Polly!!

  5. Sue Krevitt 2 weeks ago

    First Commandment: “Have no other gods before Me.”

    Am I worshiping anything more than, and before, the One INFINITE divine Mind, Soul, Spirit?

    And what, exactly, does it mean to “worship?”
    Webster: “worship: to show reverence adoration, honor, devotion for, idolize…”

    Am I honoring…giving more importance/attention to…any of these before Life, Truth, Love, God?
    Family ~ friends ~ spouse ~ parents ~ self, self, self ~ food ~ diet ~ nutrition~ body-image ~ money ~ cell phones ~ computers ~ exercise ~ self-pity ~ self-talk~ shopping ~ sports ~TV ~ Netflix ~ entertainment ~ paint ~ travel weather work sex medicine politics self-interest aging pain pleasure material senses tribalism nationalism influence talent sloth apathy sleep nature flavor variety the future the pas t contribution opinions problems etc??

    My…answer…and expanded-list…could be very discouraging! But I so do want to honor what is clearly more important than any of these! Best get goin’ on learning more about God! Her all-power, loving-presence, tender-care for me, mine, all! Then all the added “human” ways that Love is meeting my present needs/concepts will take their proper place.

    Thank you for this exercise in… balance, Polly. Helps a lot!

    Sending Thanks-Giving love and gratitude to you and yours this season!

    Sue

  6. Emily K 2 weeks ago

    I add “gossip” to the list. A good list. Thank you, Polly!

    • Author
      Polly Castor 2 weeks ago

      Yes?

  7. Jeriann 2 weeks ago

    I thought of this Post while at church yesterday (and shared it with my Sunday School student). We sang a hymn that I thought perfectly complemented it (grey hymnal pg. 435): “All is done for the glory of God. Amen! Amen!… Life is lived for the glory of God. Amen! Amen! Everything we do is loving our God… Everything we do is thanking our God. Amen!”

    • Author
      Polly Castor 2 weeks ago

      Amen! Xx

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