Worship God, Not Your Ancestors

One of the main themes in the Bible is worship: who you worship matters. In the Bible, God calls us to worship Him and Him alone. Not because of any other reason, but simply because we belong to Him. The question is, how does His call to worship Him relate to us who come from South African and African backgrounds?

If we believe or think that God is bigger and wiser than us, we ought to allow Him – through the Bible – to define Himself to us as well as how we are to worship Him. If God is truly God, surely we should then allow Him to define the terms of worshiping Him? Also, we should allow God to question our practices too, especially the ones we’ve inherited from our (human) predecessors so that we can know whether He approves or disproves of them.

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