Pastor Tim Romero
2 minutes reading time (357 words)
Psalm 95:6–7 (ESV): 6 Oh come, let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before the Lord, our Maker! 7 For he is our God, and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand."
There is no better place to be than before the throne of God finding sanctuary in His presence. However, it's not enough to just come but we must come bowing in humility before our Maker with the heart that says; "not my will but Your will be done." That is when we get the maximum benefit of being in His presence.
After seventy years of exile and the reconstruction of the second Temple, a remnant of Jews returning were incredibly thankful that they were given another chance to come and worship their God. During this time psalm 95-100 were penned. The psalmist here writes of the open invitation to come and worship God but also how we ought to come, bowing and kneeling as a sign of respect and honor.
It's incredibly important not just that we come but how we come. If we come standing in our hearts before the throne it won't benefit us like it would if we were bowing and kneeling. When we come in humility and respect we are coming with a heart that can be molded. God owes us nothing. We owe Him everything. That is how we ought to approach Him always. You've been given a backstage pass to the throne of God through His Son. Come in humility and gratitude and I promise you won't walk away disappointed.
Father, we come to You this day bowing low. You are incredibly worthy and we are so blessed to be in Your presence. Thank You for inviting us in. The cost was so great and we don't ever want to take our access for granted. Help us to get low and stay low before You. We know pride is a liar and offers us nothing but emptiness. May our hearts always be in a condition of seeking hard after you we pray in Jesus' name, amen.