Psalm 95:6 O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the LORD our maker.
If you went to England and was privileged enough to meet with the queen, you might be told, as she walks by you are to bow your gaze to the floor unless she asks to have you look at her. This is sort of a Royal act of respect for who she is. However, if you were in a group of people at a parade, and the Queen was in that parade, you would not have to do so. This respectful act of bowing your gaze is meant for personal contact, where it is proper.
Should we not have a similar respect for the King of Kings when we have a personal time with Him? It seems nowadays people want to barge into the throne room of God, command His attention, share their desires, and tell Him He wrote it in the book, so He must do it. When the Bible says come boldly before the throne, it is not implying disrespectfully. It means we can come before our Heavenly Father knowing that our requests will be heard and acted upon because of our relationship to God through His Son Jesus Christ.
As we go through this world and its parade of people, God does not ask us to do so with our head bowed almost in false humility. Even so, when we come into personal contact with God Almighty during our time alone with Him, it is proper, reverent, and respectful to bow before the King. We still must come with a humble heart and with full respect for who God is. Please remember, HE IS GOD!
We bow before laws in the land and obey them. We bow before corporate commands in our daily routine for an income. However somehow, we often forget to bow before God. O Come friend, let us go in unto God and worship Him. Bowing our head in respect and bend our knee in humility before the Lord who is our maker. Not because He demands it, because He deserve it.
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Daniel 5 / Psalm 95 / Proverbs 19 / 1 Corinthians 5, 6
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Isa. 40-41 / Col. 2
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