Psalm 4:2 “How long, O men, will you turn my glory into shame?
How long will you love delusions and seek false gods?”
[It is the nature of human beings to worship, and you, Lord God, are the only One worthy of such adoration, honor and obedience. Yet we so often leave your glory for the tinsel and lights of this world: shiny new cars, flashy new electronics, exciting sports events, absorbing work, stimulating relationships, focus on food, the slippery slope of sensuality, the electrifying latest entertainment.
The wrongness of this is that we seek our fulfillment, our excitement, our security, our significance in these things rather than in You. We worship them as our idols; we demand these things in order to be happy. I get so absorbed in a project that I will snap at anyone who interrupts me. I focus on the feeling of accomplishment, not on my fellow followers.
In seeking elsewhere for what only you can give, we turn our backs on you, the Creator of all, the Provider of the possibility of true meaning, worth, security and fulfillment. It is you alone who are Eternal, it is you alone who are Almighty, it is you alone who holds time in your hand, who sets up and takes down kings, who breathes out stars and fills the heavens.
You are the glorious One to be worshiped, adored, exalted and obeyed, yet we let the momentum of the moment divert us away from the monumental to the minute. Forgive us, Lord, lift our eyes to your greatness and free us from our idol worship that we may honor and glorify you today.]