The Position of Worship 1

T’HILLIM / Psalm 95:6 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. NKJV

The Psalmist David was the king over Israel approximately 500 years after the exodus from Egypt by the prophet Moses, and 1000 years before the birth of the Messiah. David understood the heart of worship, because he was a man after God’s own heart (1 Samuel 13:14). Seeking the heart of God was his focus throughout the writings of the Psalms. This Psalm shows us David’s position in worship; humbled and surrendered.

We were created by our Maker to worship Him in a bowed position. In fact, the Hebrew word for “kneel” in verse 6, comes from the root barakh, which is where we get the word Baruch, “blessed”, or berekh, “knee”. In other words, we bless the Lord when we bend our knees to Him in worship and total surrender. David understood this position, due to all of his sins and short-comings. He never stopped chasing God’s heart for forgiveness, mercy and fellowship.

Whenever we study the word, worship in the Bible, we encounter people laying prostrate before God. Rabbis teach that the highest form of worship is when you can nullify yourself in the presence of God. This can only happen when we become “less than”, and the Most High becomes “greater than”. We decrease so that He can increase! Like the words of a familiar worship song, “Let’s forget about ourselves, concentrate on Him and worship Him!

Have you learned to bend your knee to God in every area of your life? Is God being blessed by your lifestyle of worship?

Do you find it hard to focus on the Lord, in your quiet-time? Are there areas of unforgiveness, anger or reoccurring problems that cloud your mind during worship?

Is your heart still chasing after God’s heart like King David? Can you relate to his story?

Worship positions your heart to surrender to God’s perfect will, while bringing you into the real reason why you were created. That reason is to worship and bless the Lord your Maker!