Monday, August 20, 2012

Daily Devotional - 20th August, 2012 - Consumerist Worship


Daily Devotional - 20th August, 2012
I visited a church recently on my holidays. They sang repeatedly about God showing them favour and for God to pour the Holy Spirit upon them more and more, and more and more. I was enjoying worshipping God in that large atmosphere, but then my mind kicked in... Was this some sort of consumerist worship?

There were no songs just adoring God; you know - songs about the majesty, awesomeness of God. Rather ALL the songs were actually about US, and what we could receive from God. There's a fine line. I understand God says, "Ask and you shall receive", and "You have not because you ask not", but at what point do we begin to create some form of Christian consumerism, where we merely consume from God. We are called firstly just to worship and honour the God who created us. First and foremost. We simply honour and appreciate God for all he has done in our lives. Only then should we ever think about asking God for blessing and favour for our lives.
Bible: 2 Chronicles 1:11-12

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