1 Corinthians 6:12 I have the right to do anything,” you say—but not everything is beneficial. “I have the right to do anything”—but I will not be mastered by anything.
Whether we like it or not we humans follow something or somebody, we humans make a god out of something and we serve it.
I know if you’re an atheist, secularist or agnostic you will refute this claim but you would be lying to yourself.
The Christian tries to serve one god the God of the Bible but sometimes even the best intentions leads service to more than one master.
Hindi’s might serve or worship many Gods maybe even some gods that are not in the Hindu culture.
Atheist want to believe they serve no god, secularist hold on to this but it is not true we all serve someone or something otherwise your mind is dead to everything.
In general we all serve something, we all hold on to something whether we are proud of it or not we hold to something. Christian tell themselves God is my God but is he your only god?
Is fame what you seek, money, power, pleasure; these are gods to every person when they become the focal point of your life. As Christians we call this idolatry and what is an idol, it’s nothing more than a god to tide you over until you are fulfilled. Problem is these idols these gods won’t fulfill you they never have and never will. Acts 4:12; power and pleasure will not save you only Jesus can.
Christians that put God first in their lives will have a higher rate of personal success than putting other things or sharing God with other idols Proverbs 16:3 as a matter of truth we cannot share idols or God Matthew 6:24. We cannot serve two masters eventually we will throw away one and serve the other.
For the non believer who thinks God is for the weak minded you too serve something or somebody. How many are devoted to science and men like Hawkings, Dawkins or other persons of so called reason. How much time does pornography take your life, can you stay away from it from one day, two days, a week? Does money rule your house and your life, booze or drugs?
What about our toys and this goes for us all, motorcycles, cars, houses, how many of us obsess over these things so much they dictate where and what we do.
For the Hindi or the Buddhist they care not that they follow more than one God, the Hindi expects it and the Buddhist might chalk it up to existence. Devout atheist want to deny any idea of a god is possible but one only needs to look how important idols are to the human. The human may not believe or except the idea of idolatry but that idea is irrelevant in reality especially if you believe you live in a world that is relative.
Who will you serve, people of power or influence (dictators, presidents, men of influence, rock starts celebrities) or pleasure (sex pornography, TV, maybe gambling) or will you reject them all and serve Jesus, the one that frees you from your idols. Galatians 3:22 But Scripture has locked up everything under the control of sin, so that what was promised, being given through faith in Jesus Christ, might be given to those who believe