It’s no secret that our society is highly individualistic. It often seems like everyone’s elbowing for room in a me-first world where there’s only so much happiness, opportunity or money to go around.
From a Christian point of view, the problem is that we’re supposed to put God first—not ourselves. Jesus said, “If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me” (Matthew 16:24 NIV). It’s a God-first formula, not a me-first formula.
So it’s always good to strengthen practices which remind us of this fact.
When you gather with other people to worship God, to sing his praises, to pray to him, to learn, to encourage others, and to remind yourself of his promises, he uses it as a reminder that he goes first, and that life is not all about you.
The more focussed we are on God and his promises, the less focussed we’ll be on ourselves and our misplaced priorities.
So here’s the question, especially in the midst of our highly individualistic society: Do you make worship a priority?
Do you want to know what? The eternally good God deserves our worship—and the rest of us radically need it.
As writer Max Lucado has said, the cure for poor I-sight is worship.
By Matthew Ruttan