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Day 362: Worshipping Celebrities

CityLight Church’s One Year Bible Reading Plan
Monday, December 28th, 2015
Zechariah 12:1-13:9
Revelation 19:1-21
Psalm 147:1-20
Proverbs 31:1-7
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Commentary from Pastor Michael White:

And I fell at his feet to worship him. But he said to me, “See that you do not do that! I am your fellow servant, and of your brethren who have the testimony of Jesus. Worship God! – Rev 10:9

Do you worship God? Or do you worship one of God’s servants?

We live in an age where many pastors have become celebrities. There is nothing wrong with celebrity status; in fact, it can be used as a great force for good. However, when we worship a pastor – or any famous person – instead of God, we are in danger.

Spiritual maturity means refusing to worship anyone other than God, and refusing to allow anyone to worship you! God will not promote you until you demonstrate to Him that the power will not go to your head. When people seek to glorify you instead of God, do you let them? Our prerogative is never to take the glory that God deserves. We should insist that the people around us worship God alone, and give Him all the glory!

…and he who humbles himself will be exalted. – Matt 23:12


Father, make me immune to idolatry! Remind me that I should never worship anyone but You. Give me the courage to always point others to the Cross. To You be all the glory, in Jesus’ name!

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