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O come, let us worship and bow down

O come, let us worship and bow down: Let us kneel before the LORD our maker (Psalm 95:6 KJV)

True worshippers image showing a man worshipping the Lord with hands lifted up

What an exhortation from the Psalmist!

He begins with an invitation, “o come,” and encourages his audience to join him in worshiping the Lord and to bow down before Him. They should kneel before the LORD their maker.

Worship is an act that transcends our human relationship with the Lord. Angels in heaven worship the Lord. In Revelations chapter 4 and 5, we find heavenly beings falling down before the throne and worshipping the Lord. Worship is so sensitive that Satan craves it from humans. He promised to give Jesus all the kingdoms of the world with their glory and splendor if He would just bow down and worship him, even for a split second.

Your worship is profoundly impactful in the spirit realm.  Pay attention to your life of worship. Worship can be understood from two broad perspectives. The first is general worship, which includes every single activity in our relationship with God as an act of worship( Eg. Romans 12:1). However, this is not what the Psalmist is talking about in the verse above. He is referring to a specific act of adoration and obeisance to God. This is exactly what the angels and heavenly creatures in Revelations 4 and 5 do before the throne of God. It is a specific act of expressing our adoration to the Father. Please pay attention to your life of worship and increase in it.

MEDITATE

What are the physical gestures mentioned in the specific act of worship in the verse above? How does this compare to what John saw in the prophetic visions of heaven in Revelations 4:10-11?

APPLY THE WORD

Take worship that is, that specific act of adoration and obeisance, seriously. It matters with the Father. Worship in church or Christian services and also grow in your personal life of worship. 

PRAY

Ask the Spirit to give you a fresh revelation of worship and ignite a new desire to worship the Father. 

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