We are all hard wired by God to worship.  Whether we realize it or not we are all worshippers.  The question is what or who do we worship.  Some of us gather on Sundays to worship our favorite football team, for others it is a band or a fighter.  People worship money, food, themselves, drugs, alcohol, ideas, comfort, feelings, emotions, our kids, our careers.  When we give our attention and affection toward something we participate in worship.  This worship turns into idolatry when we allow these things to take the place of God in our hearts.  When we allow these things to become of first priority before God we become idolators.

Many of these things we end up worshipping are actually good and from God.  We all need to eat and we would be unable to function in this world if we did not have any money.  The problem is when we turn these God given good things in to Gods in themselves devoting all of our time, affection and money towards them.

As we enjoy all of that which God has given us we should remember that it is foolish to worship these things instead of the giver of these things.  God created all things and allows us to enjoy them.  God alone is deserving of our worship.

12 I perceived that there is nothing better for them than to be joyful and to do good as long as they live; 13 also that everyone should eat and drink and take pleasure in all his toil—this is God’s gift to man.  Ecclesiastes 3:12-13