You eventually become that which you love.
In a recent study I was doing in Deuteronomy 6:4-5, I stumbled across a profound truth: whatever I love, I will begin to worship, and what I worship I will eventually become like—either for good or ruin.
Scripture is filled with examples of individuals who become lifeless like the idols they created and worshipped. For example, Psalm 135:15–18 says:
The idols of the nations are but silver and gold, the work of man’s hands. They have mouths, but they do not speak; they have eyes, but they do not see; they have ears, but they do not hear, nor is there any breath at all in their mouths. Those who make them will be like them, yes, everyone who trusts in them.
The truth is, if our love and passion is focused on money, success, relationships, or anything … we will find ourselves worshiping and becoming like the thing we love.
But the great news is that is also true with Jesus!
If He truly is our love, focus, and delight—we find it easy to worship Him and He shapes us into godly, Christ-like believers. We become more like Him, the One we love.
May I encourage you to examine what you love? We often give lip service and quick verbal declarations that we “love God” but do we really? Is He the focus of our heart, time, energy, money, and life?