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who or what we worship

"Put to death therefore what is earthly in you: sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry."  (Colossians 3:5 ESV)

“The objects of most of our desires are not evil. The problem is the way
they tend to grow, and the control they come to exercise over our
hearts... The problem with desire is that in sinners it very quickly morphs into demand...The expansion of desire doesn't end there. Demand quickly morphs into need. I now view the thing as essential to life...How often do we live with a sense of need for things we do not need at all? How does this change the way we view ourselves, our lives, others and God? How much envy, discouragement, bitterness and doubt of God comes from being convinced that we are being denied the things we need to live life as it was meant to be?”  (Paul David Tripp)

“The evil in our desires often lies not in what we want but that we want it too much.” (John Calvin)

“So how do you know where and what you worship? It's easy. You simply follow the trail of your time, your affection, your energy, your money, and your allegiance. At the end of that trail you'll find a throne; and whatever, or whomever, is on that throne is what's of highest value to you. On that throne is what you worship. Sure, not too many of us walk around saying, 'I worship my stuff. I worship my job. I worship this pleasure. I worship her. I worship my body. I worship me.' But the trail never lies. We may say we value this thing or that thing more than any other, but the volume of our actions speaks louder than our words. In the end, worship is more about what we do than what we say.” (Louie Giglio)

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