There has been a controversy in the United States over people taking a knee during sports events. It upset a lot of people, especially those who had served in our military. A former president got behind the protest, blowing up the controversy from there. Whatever side you are on in the debate, you need to understand that one day every knee will bow, and every tongue will confess that Jesus is Lord. As a disciple of Jesus, you need to submit yourself to His authority. It’s time to take a knee and worship.
“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 His hand. Today, if you would hear His voice,”
Submit to the Lord
Taking a knee is a symbol of submission to someone over you. You’ve seen people do it for kings and popes for centuries. The Psalmist in Psalms 95 beckons his readers to make kneeling a part of their worship. He reasons that God is over every king and Pope and thus deserves our worship and surrender. It isn’t an act of humiliation but one of utmost respect. It also heightens your worship as your heart is given entirely to the Lord.
At the end of this passage, the Psalmist says, “Today, if you would hear His voice.” I think many people aren’t hearing from the Lord because their heart hasn’t been fully attentive to Jesus. They get to church late, are totally distracted, and don’t get in the mood until the final worship song. There is no way you will hear from the Lord unless you prepare your heart to worship the night before. Get some good sleep, get in the Word in the morning, and give yourself ample time to get ready and get to church. If you do these, you will find that most of the battle is won.
Time to Take a Knee
The Lord is our Maker and God. We are His people, and He provides for us. He desires nothing more than an intimate relationship with His children. Do your part and get close to Him. Don’t give Him your leftovers or partial attention. It’s time to take a knee.