Commandment: “Have no Gods before me.”
Am I worshiping any of these more than God:
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!
A big order.
I have the cousin of this art work!
Good place to start.
Wow. Yes, quite something to contemplate. Thank you, Polly!!
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!
I add “gossip” to the list. A good list. Thank you, Polly!
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!”