Originally posted by AThousandYoung
What does it mean to "worship and submit"? I am especially interested in how one can submit to something that cannot demand anything because it is inanimate, or how one can submit to oneself.
When I say worship, I mean in the sense that it is the primary focus of our lives. What is it that makes life worth living? Why do you get up in the morning? What makes you tick?
As far as submiition goes, do we not all submit to something? Submition can be a result of recognizing a higher authority of some kind, feeling controlled by something, or it can be a choice based upon relational interactions with those we care about and/or a combination thereof.
I suppose you see God as inanimate, but this is due to the fact that you do not percieve him knowable via the five senses, no? However, if you believe God has given us a message via the Bible, this inaimate notion no longer applies. At least in the mind of a believer.
As far as submitting to oneself, it has more to due with submitting to the desires of the flesh via the carnal world. From a Chrisitian perspective, your flesh has been corrupted via the fall of man. Our flesh is in fact, already dying. There is no saving your physical body. Despite this fact, your flesh has a "will" of its own. It seeks food, sex, plaesure etc. Although there is nothing wrong with food, sex, pleasure in and of itself, it should not be our primary focus. We should, in fact, rule our flesh and not vise versa. Not everyone agrees, however. Some live soley to please thier flesh. This is problamatic, however, due to the fact that your flesh is dying. If you live your life to please your flesh, you are investing your time and effort into something that will perish verses investing your time and evergy into your spiritual being which has the potential to be eternal.