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Born to Worship 2

JD-ex
Oct 25, 2016, 5:10 PM 0

by HJS

When God asked Abraham to give his son as a sacrifice on Mount Moriah, he complied without questioning God as to why He asked this most unusual thing, especially when the boy had been a gift from God. As Abraham approached Moriah, he turned to the men accompanying him and said, "Stay here with the donkey while I and the boy go over there. We will worship and then we will come back to you." (Genesis 22:5).

Notice he said," We will worship and then we will come back to you." Abraham's reference to worship is the first mention of that word in the Bible, though certainly it is not the first time people worshiped God. Who taught Abraham to worship?

A. W. Tozer once asked," Why did Christ come? Why was He conceived? Why was He born? Why was He crucified? Why did He rise again? Why is He now at the right hand of the Father? The answer to all these questions is, "In order that He might make worshippers out of rebels; in order that He might restore us again to the place of worship we knew when we were first created."

What can we learn from Abraham and history itself?The Hebrew word used here means "to bow, to bend, to kneel, to prostrate yourself before someone." The word was used not only of God, but described what a person did when he bowed before a king. It always included a posture of humility.

There is value in worship that we need to rediscover. In learning to worship we receive the resources of God's grace and blessing.

 

". . . We will worship and then we will come back to you."  GENESIS 22:5

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