“When We Worship, God Bows Down” (Ready to Worship S5E10)

Ready to Worship Season 5, Episode 10 for Friday, March 31, 2017

David wrote, “I waited patiently for the Lord; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry” (Psa. 40:1). Inclined comes from a Hebrew word (natah) that means “to bend down” or to “bow” (1352). I think that this word presents an interesting thought. Obviously, we know that when we as men worship, we bow down. However, have you ever thought of the fact that when we as men worship, God bows down?

Transcript

David wrote, “I waited patiently for the Lord; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry” (Psa. 40:1). David used the word “inclined” several other times in the book of Psalms. Consider a few more of these passages with me: 

Psalms 17:6 – I have called upon thee, for thou wilt hear me, O God:
incline thine ear unto me, and hear my speech.

Psalms 71:2 – Deliver me in thy righteousness, and
cause me to escape: incline thine ear unto me, and save me.

Psalms 102:2 – Hide not thy face from me in the day when I am in trouble; incline thine ear unto me:
in the day when I call answer me speedily.

Inclined comes from a Hebrew word (natah) that means “to bend down” or to “bow” (1352).  I think that this word presents an interesting thought. Obviously, we know that when we as men worship, we bow down. However, have you ever thought of the fact that when we as men worship, God bows down? 

What an amazing thought it is that God bows down when we worship. What condescension that is! When we worship, Almighty God stoops to see and to hear! No, He isn’t hard of hearing. No, His eyes are not dim. He bows down to see and to hear because we are His children and He loves us. 

The thought that God was mindful of him amazed David. He wrote, “What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him? For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour. Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands; thou hast put all things under his feet” (Psa. 8:4-6). We should be just as humbled by this thought today as David was in the long ago. 

As we get ready to worship this week, let’s think about the fact that God is bending down to see and to hear our worship. What a humbling thought that is! 

Links

Your Feedback

  • Email: mail@thelightnetwork.tv
  • Voicemail: 903-26-LIGHT (903-265-4448)
  • If you enjoyed the show, please rate it on iTunes and write a brief review. Doing so helps us spread the word about the show! Thank you!

Subscription Links

iTunes_Subscribe RSS_Subscribe