Worship the Creator, not the Created...

I shared this quote by Paul David Tripp in an earlier blog post...it really spoke to me when I first read it.  God's creation is so amazing, but it is never enough to delight in the creation...we must always see the creation pointing us to the Creator.  

Mandisa then tweeted this tonight: 

Was watching a reality TV show & saw someone pray to the "universe". How strange God must think us to pray & worship His creation over Him.

It reminded me again of this quote.  And these verses from Romans 1:19-25, which someone else tweeted in response:

For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them.  For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world,1 in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse.  For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened. Claiming to be wise, they became fools,  and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man and birds and animals and creeping things.

Therefore God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, to the dishonoring of their bodies among themselves,  because they exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever! Amen. 

As amazing as the creation is, we must never let it take the place of the Creator in our worship.  He has given it to us to point us to Him.  What an amazing thought!

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