”Those who run after other gods will suffer more and more. I will not pour out libations of blood to such gods or take up their names on my lips.” Psalm 16:4
The sadness found in this verse is how true it is lived out daily. Many are running from one god to another, trying them all out like a different pair of shoes only to be led away. The world offers us many gods to serve, such as materialism, sex, money, power, social status, self, and the list continues. Whatever we place before God becomes an idol or a false god.
The promise of a false god offers contentment, temporary satisfaction, and it may even offer peace and success. However, the opposite is true once the god has done all it can which is limited in power, knowledge, and presence. It leaves the participant empty and hopeless. The desperate feeling of disappointment is where many have found themselves. They find searching for deeper meaning and purpose a daily enterprise. They suffer more and more from the emptiness of a false god.
This can even happen in the workplace when we lift our job above God. He desires to move in our workplace as God and does not want to be kept out searching for other gods. We were created in His image to be people who worship the One True God. Be cautious of the temptations that come your way which will offer a significant trade to our One True God. The sad truth is many have bought into this temptation, but they can replace a temporary god for the Eternal One.
Today in the workplace:
Has the workplace god crept into your thinking and motive?