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Saturday, March 7, 2015

Rockstar Worshipper Versus Co-Worker

Will the Lord be pleased with thousands of rams,
    with ten thousand rivers of olive oil?
Shall I offer my firstborn for my transgression,
    the fruit of my body for the sin of my soul?
He has shown you, O mortal, what is good.
    And what does the Lord require of you?
To act justly and to love mercy
    and to walk humbly with your God.
    (Micah 6:7-8 NIV)

I have seen fans swooning at the feet of their rockstar idols.  We can ask the question, is this what God wants when we worship him?  Not my God – not by a long shot.

I like to look at this in the light of experience. I worked in the computer department for years and had what must be considered an ideal boss. For example, his computer knowledge far outstripped mine, and he kindly offered assistance whenever I asked for it.  Though he was my superior, he obviously did not want or need a worshiper; he wanted and needed a coworker.  The best way that I could "worship" my boss was simply to be a good and faithful coworker.

I like to think that God does not want or need us swooning and groveling before him in mindless worship; but rather he wants and needs congenial communicative coworkers for the numerous tasks that always abound before us.  We are his practical and effective disciples/assistants, not mindless starstruck worshipers.

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