Yesterday I shared that worship must be done in love. No-love no worship.
Today we will focus on humility. Worship is always accompanied by humility and reverence.
Has not my hand made all these things,
and so they came into being?”
declares the Lord.
“This is the one I esteem:
he who is humble and contrite in spirit,
and trembles at my word.
Whenever anyone in scripture is found in the presence of God their response is almost always one of humility.
Humility is just a recognition of how great God is. The closer we come to God the more humble we become.
I remember as a young boy going to see my first professional basketball game. It was an ABA game. (That should give you an idea of how old I am). I watched the game from high above the court. The players looked kind of small, particularly the guard. After the game I went down to court side to see the players. I was astounded at how tall they were. Even the little guard was well over six feet, and towered over me.
In a much greater sense, as we draw near to God we will be astounded as to His greatness. As John the Baptist said about Jesus, He will increase and I must decrease. As we worship God we are amazed at His works, His power, His surpassing greatness. We become keenly aware of our utter dependency on Him for everything including the very air we breathe.
In this attitude of humility, we are esteemed and lifted up by God Himself.
And if God is for us, who can be against us!!!