Psalm 95:6-7a..6 Come, let us worship and bow down, Let us kneel before the Lord our Maker. 7a For He is our God, And we are the people of His pasture and the sheep of His hand.
The psalmist says our worship involves bowing down before the Lord Who made us. This is “humbling ourselves under the mighty hand of God” [1 Peter 5:6a]. We tend to give self the credit for all our accomplishments and to blame others for our failures, this is pride. The Bible has many references to the sin of pride which tempts us all. This is the opposite of being humble. Humility does not mean being weak but total surrender to Jesus Christ.
“God is opposed to the proud, but gives grace to the humble.” [James 4:6b] “The original word for “opposed”, signifies, God’s setting himself in battle array against the proud. Can there be a greater disgrace than for God to proclaim a man a rebel, an enemy, a traitor to his crown and dignity, and to proceed against him as such?
Therefore, the beginning of worship is to humble ourselves before God our Maker. Not out of duty to Him, but because we love, respect and revere Him; “6b that He may exalt you at the proper time, 7 casting all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you.” [1 Peter 5:6b-7]
Henry Luke 7/12/2017
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