Monday, January 27, 2014

Worshiping Celebrity

This is the time of year when celebrity worship reaches its peak. If you haven’t the stomach for TV anymore, you’ve missed these worship services: Golden Globes, SAGs, and Grammys, with the highly exalted Oscars and Super Bowl Sunday worship services yet to come.
This adulation of celebrity stems from man’s longing for excellence. Created to worship, Adam was an enthusiastic spectator of God’s glory. But sin changed the object of veneration—from Creator to creature: “We will make a name for ourselves” (Ro. 1:25; Gen. 11:14). Mankind is a worshipper by nature. Enamored with youthfulness, strength, beauty, and intelligence, his thirst for excellence is unquenchable.

The sons of Adam search in vain for ‘something’ worthy to worship on this earth. Sadly, many believers are also easily deceived and captivated by these futile fetes. Please understand that I am not saying it is wrong to watch the Super Bowl or the Oscars. But in light of worldly adoration, it behooves us to watch our hearts so we won't unwittingly fall into the worship of celebrity. It's not worth it! 

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