Anything that comes between us and God is in danger of becoming an idol. Whatever gifts we have, we owe Him all the glory.
Lord, You are worthy of all honor. All I do, I do to bring glory to You who have given me life and all good things.
How would you answer the question of verse 2?
Today we look at the King of the kingdom of Heaven and see how he compares with the "gods" of unbelievers. Those who are outside the kingdom ask a question (2). What do you think of the psalmist's answer (3)? He goes on to clarify that the idols of the world are handmade (4). They are lifeless. They can do nothing for their worshipers.
Everyone worships something. Some of the most intelligent people worship the silliest things. Some people put their faith in flashy cars, boats, houses. Others worship drugs, alcohol, celebrities. Many of us (Christians included) can put too much faith in our families, career, health, or image. Yet anything that comes between us and God is in danger of becoming an idol.
We may be wealthy and healthy; we may be gifted artists, speakers, or musicians--whatever we have or are, we still owe God all the glory. If we are going to avoid worshiping ourselves or the things that surround us, we need to keep things in perspective. God alone is the one who deserves our worship. And he alone is the one who can bless us (12-15).
Are the things you are focusing on bringing glory to God? Are you focusing on God? Ask God to give you insight.
God, You desire to bless. Help me align myself with You and Your Word so that I might be blessed and be a blessing.