“They traded the truth about God for a lie. So they worshiped and served the things God created instead of the Creator himself, who is worthy of eternal praise! Amen.” Romans 1:25 (NLT)
Wherever we go, or whatever we watch, whether TV, movies, the Internet or standing in line at the checkout in the grocery store, we see what the “world” views as “super stars” – people to emulate. It seems that every day there is some “star”, athlete, or even politician admitting or caught in uncompromising situation. These are the individuals that the world is trying to get our children as well as ourselves to emulate- even worship.
Even in the Christian realm we must be careful not to put the Christian artist, authors, or even pastors in position of worship over God. The created is flawed in this sinful world; but the Creator is not flawed, He is Truth. People tend to believe lies that reinforce their own self-centered personal beliefs. We need to be careful- even watchful that we do not trade the truth about God for a lie. Today, more than ever, we need to know what the foundation is for our beliefs. The influences of TV, music, movies and even the media often presents sinful life-styles and objectionable values that we often find ourselves bombarded by attitudes and beliefs that are totally contrary to the Bible. We need to be careful of what influences us to form our opinions. The Bible is the only standard of truth so we must evaluate all other opinions in light of its teachings.
This world desires us to worship the things that God has created instead of the Creator Himself! Even though some of the created may seem good, we must be careful of crossing the line from admiration to adoration. The created can disappoint us, ever fail us, but the Creator will never fail- He is forever faithful and just. He is our standard of Truth. Our God, is always worthy of our praise and adoration. Let us always give honor and glory to One who is worthy of all praise! Amen!