King James Version
O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the Lord our maker.
For he is our God; and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of
I remember this Psalm from a long time ago. The church I attended, often sang it in a beautiful melody as we worshipped. Perhaps there is even a bit more comfort in it for me because of that. I love the memory of that little church, I love the strength that was built there.
But this Psalm either sang or read is a Psalm that offers comfort and widsom. Truly, there is comfort in worship. And without a doubt, there is wisdom in bowing down to the Creator of the Universe.
Bow down! Wow, difficult concept these days, it seems. In an era where we are proud of just about everything we say, and do, and even think, we would do well to remember to kneel before the Lord, our God, our Maker.
We are the "sheep of His hand", "the people of His pasture"; we should be careful to seek the direction He has for us. We are under His care. We would be wise to stay there; to discover the rest and comfort in worship. There, we find the opposite of what is normal - we unnaturally find strength in bowing down. In kneeling before the only One who deserves our worship, we find direction as well as true comfort and rest.