October 15, 2020

Weak in the Knees

In his hand are the depths of the earth; the heights of the mountains are his also. The sea is his, for he made it, and the dry land, which his hands have formed. O come, let us worship and bow down, let us kneel before the Lord, our Maker!
Ps 95:4-6 

There is movement here. The psalm opens with the initial joy of praising God, and that praise leads to a realization of God's greatness. And so in Psalm 95:6 we move from worship (I guess I'm picturing standing with upraised arms here), to bowing, to kneeling—for if God is the One who holds the seas and owns the mountains, then who are we that we might be invited into his presence?

Bowing and kneeling can mean many things, and I hope to find out in subsequent verses what they mean in Psalm 95. But it's enough right now to know that being overwhelmed by God's awesomeness makes a person weak in the knees. In the first verse of this psalm, I might ask, "How can I keep from singing?" but here in the sixth verse, I ask, "How can I keep from kneeling?"

Who am I, Lord, that you would call me into your presence? Thank you for the joy in my heart, but help me cleanse my heart as well, that it may be a fit sanctuary for your praise; in Jesus' Name, who taught me to pray: Our Father...

1 comment:

  1. God's world is a beautiful place! I hope we don't destroy our place in it!

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