January 19th

Wrong Way Worship

Now some of the elders of Israel came to me and sat before me. And the word of the LORD came to me, saying, Son of man, these men have set up their idols in their hearts, and put before them that which causes them to stumble into iniquity. Should I let Myself be inquired of at all by them?’ Ezekiel 14:1-3

Are you a good multitasker? I want you to know today that there are areas of life where multitasking is fine, but there are areas where it is eternally fatal.

Take worship for example. If we try to multitask worship, bad move. The career and the education and the house and all of it is never meant to be something that takes the place of God, but instead allows for us to worship God with those things for all that He has blessed us with.

No, I’ve got it managed. I’ve got it compartmentalized. Here’s my God slice and here is everything else. I can manage it all.

That’s like convincing yourself that even though the law has now changed so that it’s illegal, you can still drive and text at the same time. You’ve got it down. You can do it.

Oh well, Bob, it might be a problem for you, but I am a multitasker.

Listen. When it comes to worship, it is a bad trait to be a multitasker. You should be so single-minded and focused that there is one and one only that you worship. And if somehow you’re still convinced that you can pull it off, that you can manage it all, it doesn’t mean you’re right. And it doesn’t mean you’ll succeed.

It simply means my illustration has failed, because here is God saying, You have to choose. Are you with me or are you against me? Are you going to be my child or are you going to be a child of the god of this world-the devil? Who are you going to live for? Will you stack up on the left or on the right on the Day of Judgment? Will you be a sheep or will you be a goat?


You can’t. Goofy or regular, you’ve got to choose how you’re going to ride this. You can’t serve two masters. You’re going to end up loving one and hating the other. And so, which will it be, left or right? Goat or sheep? Right or wrong? Blessings or curses? Life or death?

It’s not both. It’s an either/or proposition. You’ve got to choose sides and pick a team. Is God really your God today?

Prayer Lord God,

Thank You for being jealous of my worship and my heart, so that I can only serve one God. I choose to make You my God and worship You alone, not just on Sundays, but with my whole life, my whole heart, with all that I am!


Horizon Church