Worship and Gratitude

 

          “…although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful…” (Romans 1:21).

          Spiritually speaking, pride and a sense of entitlement are lethal. Therefore, the importance of worship and gratitude cannot be exaggerated. Each is integral to the prevention of folly, spiritual darkness, and the ultimate absurdity—worshiping idols which represent created things instead of worshiping the one true God, the Creator of all things.

          Worship which conforms to my desires instead of God’s dictates is nothing more than putting lipstick on the pig of idolatry. It is humanism at a most obnoxious, degenerate level.

          Ingratitude fundamentally fails to see the immensity of God’s kindness in His creation of reliable laws of nature and His provision of the physical health and strength which can be used to generate personal income. It is utterly inexcusable.

          These twin sins are the gateway into the abyss of spiritual degeneracy and darkness. Forsaking the worship assembly (Hebrews 10:25), failing to worship God in spirit and truth (John 4:24) when assembled, and/or failing to give thanks in everything (1 Thessalonians 5:18) are significant personal choices.

          Daily praise and thanksgiving coupled with weekly worship are essential to your spiritual health.

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