WAH LOK'S WORSHIP DEVOTIONS
Welcome to my devotional page. I have written these devotions specially for those involved in the worship ministry. As you read them daily, I hope you will walk closer with God. Try to do one devotion per day and not all at one go. I pray my devotional thoughts will help you dedicate your music to God.
DAY 37 - THE REVERENCE FOR A KING
a) Moses' experience with God
Ex 3:5-6 Then He said, "Do not draw near this place. Take your sandals off your feet, for the place where you stand is holy ground." 6Moreover He said, "I am the God of your father--the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob." And Moses hid his face, for he was afraid to look upon God.
b) Joshua's experience with God
Josh 5:14 "Neither," he replied, "but as commander of the army of the LORD I have now come." Then Joshua fell face down to the ground in reverence, and asked him, "What message does my Lord have for his servant?"
Modern praise and worship are often joyful and lively. There is certainly a place for joy and laughter. In many ways, God is love and our constant friend. However, God is also a holy and a righteous Judge. We need to reverence Him. When Moses met with God in the burning bush, he hid his face away from God and was afraid. He has real reverence for God. Joshua had a similar experience when met the Commander of the army of the Lord. He fell face down in reverence to God.
These were great men of God who knew how to reverence a King when He appeared to them. Below is a chart which shows the different aspects of God and our responses. Both responses are equally important.
|Does not want to punish us
|Must punish sin
|We adore and fellowship with God
|We reverence Him as an awesome God
|Our forms of worship
|Singing, dancing and rejoice
|We fall on our faces and bow down
Father, I pray You will help me to reverence You as the King of Kings.
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