Have you seen how some people look like their pets? There are really some funny pictures online that seem to prove the point quite well. I’ve owned bulldogs and boxers, hmmm. That makes me take pause.
And then there is the observation that after years together, husbands and wives can begin to look more and more alike. Some recent studies have even confirmed this. Their physical features are sometimes very different. But because they’ve shared a lifetime of joys and struggles, their facial expressions and mannerisms can begin to mirror each other. All I can say is, “I’m sorry Kris!”
There is a warning and a promise in the Bible – we will end up being like the one we worship!
The Psalmist wrote of the people who reject the true God of heaven:
Their idols are silver and gold,
the work of human hands.
They have mouths, but do not speak;
eyes, but do not see.
They have ears, but do not hear;
noses, but do not smell.
They have hands, but do not feel;
feet, but do not walk;
and they do not make a sound in their throat.
Those who make them become like them; so do all who trust in them. Psalm 115:4-8
The apostle John wrote of those who worship Christ:
“Beloved, we are God’s children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is.” 1 John 3:2
This makes me ask a couple of questions?
1. Who do I want to look like? The dead idols of this world, or the Son of the Living God?
2. Who am I trusting in? Am I trusting in idols? The idols of this world come in many forms. They can be literal statues and images, or superstitions, wealth, power, or self. An idol is anyone or anything that supplants the rightful place of God in my life. Or, am I learning to trust in Christ by listening, repenting, submitting and following?
We must choose our God well. We will be like the one we worship!
Jim, you ask all the right questions! Blessings! Bob