Everyone Worships - Unceasing Worship Pt. 2
Readers, I asked Redner, The Image music lead, to blog through his study of Harold Best's book “Unceasing Worship: Biblical Perspectives on Worship and the Arts”.
I'm looking forward to reading his thoughts with you, enjoy!
When I first read the title of the first chapter in Unceasing Worship, I was immediately reminded of Pastor Matt’s message during our New Humans series on worship. In his message, he covered Jeremiah 2:11-13:
“Has a nation changed its gods, even though they are no gods? But my people have changed their glory for that which does not profit. Be appalled, O heavens, at this; be shocked, be utterly desolate, declares the Lord, for my people have committed two evils: they have forsaken me, the fountain of living waters, and hewed out cisterns for themselves, broken cisterns that can hold no water. “(ESV)
Some statements that really struck me during that message were:
“Our worship button is always on.”
“We are always giving glory to something or someone. We never stop giving glory.”
“Our problem is that we create false gods for ourselves. We become what we worship.”
I remember thinking to myself…Wow. I am an idolater. I worship other gods. I say that I worship God, but I have created other gods in my life. I have placed my own pleasure, school, work, relationships and so many countless things before God.
In Unceasing Worship, Best defines worship as “the continuous outpouring of all that I am, all that I do and all that I can ever have in light of a chosen or choosing god.”
You might wonder why “god?” Because, this definition involves all of us. The entire human race. It’s not just Christians but people everywhere are going about their worship, their submission to whatever masters them and their witness as to why they live the way that we do.
We are all mastered by someone or something. We are all continuously worshiping.
But the question is, who or what are you worshiping?