“I stand, I stand in awe of You… I stand, I stand in awe of You… Holy God, to whom all praise is due… I stand in awe of You.”
How does one make a rightful worship stand? “Who may ascend into the hill of the Lord? Or who may STAND in His holy place? 4 He who has clean hands and a pure heart, Who has not lifted up his soul to an idol, Nor sworn deceitfully. 5 He shall receive blessing from the Lord, And righteousness from the God of his salvation. 6 This is Jacob, the generation of those who seek Him, Who seek Your face. Selah” (Psalms 24:3-6 NKJV).
First, we need to recognize that whenever we worship something, we are authorizing it to stand above us. We are sanctioning it to govern our life; and thus, empowering it to be king over our life. If we lift up other things above the LORD, we face the penalty of what we have put in charge over our lives. What this means is that we are basically allowing idols (other gods) to control our lives. Worship always gives approval to an authority that you and I can’t see with our physical eyes.
Perhaps, just perhaps, some of the things that we complain about, struggle with, and pray against are things that we keep granting authority through our sensual worship. We need to tell everyone and everything around us that the only one who will have authority in our life are those appointed by the Living God and the Everlasting God Himself through Christ.
A reckoning is coming, and is even now here, that no one will escape; and it is all about worship. All things that can be shaken will be (Heb. 12:27). Historically speaking, right before a civilization has fallen, they worshiped false/foreign gods. They were not sacrificing themselves or their own way, their time, nor their worship to the True Living God. This is happening now in the United States of America and the entire world.
1 Corinthians 10 warns us “Now these things became our examples, to the intent that we should not lust after evil things as they also lusted. 7 And do not become idolaters as were some of them. As it is written, ‘The people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play.’ 8 Nor let us commit sexual immorality, as some of them did, and in one day twenty-three thousand fell; 9 nor let us tempt Christ, as some of them also tempted, and were destroyed by serpents; 10 nor complain, as some of them also complained, and were destroyed by the Destroyer. 11 Now all these things happened to them as examples, and they were written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the ages have come. 12 Therefore LET HIM WHO THINKS HE STANDS TAKE HEED LEST HE FALL. 13 No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it. 14 Therefore, my beloved, flee from idolatry” (1 Corinthians 10:6-14 NKJV).
You and I can believe we are in a righteous stance (right standing) with God, when we may not be. It behooves us all to humble ourselves under the mighty hand of the Lord and ask Him: Is there any wicked way in me? Am I worshiping anything besides You? Am I blind to defending other gods' control of my life?
“But who can endure the day of His coming? And who can STAND when He appears? For He is like a refiner’s fire” (Malachi 3:2 NKJV).
“The wicked are overthrown and are no more, But the house of the righteous will STAND” (Proverbs 12:7 NKJV).
May you and I be as the priests of Zadok who keep charge of His Sanctuary (we are the Temple of God) when others go astray, who personally come near the True Living God to minister to Him, and stand worshipfully before Him with our most precious offering – ourselves (Ezek. 44:15).
Give em heaven!!!
Written January 29, 2023 – Sapphire Throne Ministries – Robin Main. Copyrighted – If you are going to copy this, please copy it right by giving attributions to this source. Blessings!
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