Someone once said that humans were made to worship. The question, therefore, is what will we choose to pledge ourselves to?
To what or to who will we choose, with our free will, to offer our li[fe], our sou[l], our whole self to in worship?
If we chose God, we are pursuing the infinite, and we will expand to reflect His immense glory.
But if we bow our heads, hearts, and knees to a false god, to a finite, created thing, we will be reduced, hollowed out, in the process.
The appeal of an idol is obvious: apparent glory with no apparent strings attached. However, the glory of the creature is always a mere reflection of the Creator. His glory is everywhere and so is [seemingly] too subtle for its ubiquity.
And as far as strings, there are none. No hidden traps.
Are there demands made of the worshipper? Oh yes. He demands [worship from] all us. Why? So that He might given Himself away.
This is part of my Public Domain Derivation Series.