I see this a lot on tik tok and I got to get it off my chest. I see this a lot in Christian tik tok where we’ve began to idolize godly men, godly women, marriage, godly relationships and glamorize the picture perfect Christian life and we feed into it. And it’s not right!!! Idolatry is wrong.
We were made to worship Jesus, not created things. And to truly live for Christ is to die to self so it’s interesting how these so called “Godly people” have made it all about them and put a label of “godly” for it to go to its target audience.
I wish we put more energy into promoting Jesus then we do in promoting ourselves. And I’m not saying don’t create content about yourself, go ahead. But if you're going to put the “Christian label” I’m expecting it to revolve around Jesus not you.
I see this a lot with Christian couples on tik tok. It low- key seems like they're trying to market themselves and not Jesus which is the whole purpose of why He puts men and women of God together.
I say this all in love because I can easily feed into it too but if we are doing something for God, we got to do it right and examine our hearts and intentions.
Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. John 14:6
“‘Do not turn to idols or make metal gods for yourselves. I am the Lord your God.
"Therefore, my beloved, flee from idolatry." 1 Corinthians 10:14
Then Jesus said to the crowds and to his disciples:2 “The teachers of the law and the Pharisees sit in Moses’ seat.3 So you must be careful to do everything they tell you. But do not do what they do, for they do not practice what they preach.4 They tie up heavy, cumbersome loads and put them on other people’s shoulders, but they themselves are not willing to lift a finger to move them.
5 “Everything they do is done for people to see: They make their phylacteries[a] wide and the tassels on their garments long; 6 they love the place of honor at banquets and the most important seats in the synagogues; 7 they love to be greeted with respect in the marketplaces and to be called ‘Rabbi’ by others.
8 “But you are not to be called ‘Rabbi,’ for you have one Teacher, and you are all brothers. 9 And do not call anyone on earth ‘father,’ for you have one Father, and he is in heaven. 10 Nor are you to be called instructors, for you have one Instructor, the Messiah. 11 The greatest among you will be your servant. 12 For those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.