What you worship

January 12, 2009 at 1:18 pm (Food for Thought) (, , , , , , , )


Chew on this…

A person will worship something, have no doubt about that. We may think our tribute is paid in secret in the dark recesses of our hearts, but it will out. That which dominates our imaginations and our thoughts will determine our lives, and our character. Therefore, it behooves us to be careful what we worship, for what we are worshipping we are becoming.

~Ralph Waldo Emerson

…and tell us what you think.



  1. Anna said,

    I agree- it is a very human thing to look for that which is higher than ourselves, or worthy of worship. But we forget that there’s only One worth worshipping and becoming like.

  2. Lex said,

    Agreed. Jesus said that “out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks,” and Proverbs warns us of the power of our words …

  3. onemanoneview said,

    We tend to become what we worship. As such when what we worship lets us down it is an attack upon our own identity.



  4. Larissa said,

    I agree. Everyone worships something, only some of them don’t know it and when someone tries to tell them, it doesn’t get through. Especially if that worship is in the wrong place when the person is a professing Christian. Something to look at, often, if you are reading this as a Christian. Do you worship God more than everything else?

  5. Becoming LDS said,

    What a great quote…and so true. Whatever you allow to take priority in our thoughts truly does effect how we live. It truly does effect our character and the person we will become. Thanks for sharing this quote.

  6. Hannah said,

    First off, I love the header. 🙂 The quote is thought provoking, too, though generally I’m not a big fan of Emerson’s spiritual views.

  7. Hannah said,

    Aah! Clicked the “submit comment” button before finishing my thought!

    Was going to say how “that which dominates our imaginations and our thoughts will determine our lives, and our character” fits alongside Scripture’s exhortation to “love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength”–because if we do not have Him as our foremost thought, we can’t be conformed to His image. Our lives will be conformed to other things.

    Keep up the great work!

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