"[171] The exercise is inculcated according to the will of God, as King and, The piety of the Old Testament Church is reflected with more clearness and variety in the Psalter than in any other book of the Old Testament. Let us kneel before the Lord our maker,7     for he is our God.We are the people he watches over,    the flock under his care. "Harden not your heart." It is obvious there is no exclusive physical posture for acceptable prayer. . On ברעתם Hitzig correctly compares 2 Samuel 14:7; 2 Samuel 3:27. If only you would listen to his voice today! lxiii. 6 Oh come, let us worship and bow down;Let (A)us kneel before the Lord our Maker.7 For He is our God,And (B)we are the people of His pasture,And the sheep [a]of His hand. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. The perception of the reality (truth) of God through “the things that are made” should have caused them (cf. And let us consider that all this should be done in the presence of Him who is Jehovah our Creator. . . implied in every doctrine of the Christian system” is “man made in the image of God” (142). Its literal meaning is "come," and it is an earnest exhortation to come and worship. 8 Harden not your heart, as in the provocation, and as in the day of temptation in the wilderness: 9 When your fathers tempted me, proved me, and saw my work. 17. . It is the capacity within, which includes the ability to worship and pray, that makes humans ultimately different. Psalm 95:6-8 New King James Version (NKJV) 6 Oh come, let us worship and bow down; Let us kneel before the Lord our Maker. . Kneeling expresses humiliation and lowly supplication” (Lenski 489). . Come, let us worship and bow down. God forbid. "He came unto his own, and his own received him not. The day is coming when “every knee will bow” (Romans 14:11). It is time to get down on our knees and repent of closing our eyes to the slaughter of the unborn and the perversion of marriage. or would God we had died in this wilderness! It is the speech of the soul face to face with God. See the notes at Daniel 6:10; compare 2 Chronicles 6:13; Luke 22:41; Acts 7:60; Acts 9:40; Acts 20:36; Acts 21:5. The ultimate mark of distinction is not the physical positions of standing upright, or down on all fours. Another absurdity of Aristotle and Pelagius. Third absurdity borrowed from the words of Chrysostom. O come, let us {d} worship and bow down: let us kneel before the … jdd, but also chd, supra, p. 255), from which the signification invadere can be easily derived (whence גּדוּד, a breaking in, invasion, an invading host). As suppliants must we come; joyful, but not presumptuous; familiar as children before a father, yet reverential as creatures before their maker. THE PROTECTOR OF LIBERTY   Within the phrase “on our knees” there is also the implication which serves as the protector of true freedom. It is time to take a knee and thank the Creator for the food and clothing we take for granted. Our pastures are not ours, but his; we draw all our supplies from his stores. Its words are as simple and unaffected as human words can be, for it is the genius …John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament, 'And all the congregation lifted up their voice, and cried; and the people wept that night. Answer by a distinction. "[171] The exercise is inculcated according to the will of God, as King and, "Lord, why hast Thou hardened our heart? " Such thoughtfulness concerning “the things that are made” (Psalm 95:3-5) should cause us to be (1) joyful (Psalm 95:1); (2) thankful (Psalm 95:2); and (3) faithful (Psalm 95:7-11). "He hath commanded his covenant for ever. 1957. kneel before the Lord, our Maker! If others refuse him homage, we at least will render it cheerfully. Articles concerning the existence of God. . O come, let us {d} worship and bow down: let us kneel before the LORD our maker. Illustrated by the testimony …John Calvin—The Institutes of the Christian Religion, Covenanting a Privilege of Believers. ֗251, d. It might be more readily regarded as Poel than as Pual (like תּאכלנוּ, Job 20:26), but the Kal too already signifies to enter into fellowship (Genesis 14:3; Hosea 4:17), therefore (similarly to יגרך, Psalm 5:5) it is: num consociabitur tecum. But what is this warning which follows? Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers, Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament. Answer by a negative. in Moore 182). The human body is an absolute masterpiece! There has never been a society or a nation without God. Used by permission. "[617] And every co-ordinate benefit is essentially so likewise. Columbus: Wartburg, 1946. Answer by a distinction. 1937. Prophetic certainty is expressed in ויהי and ויּשׁב. It is time for boomers to stop making excuses, for millennials to quit blaming everybody else, and for generation Z to kneel before God and stop whining. Kneel.—The practice of kneeling low in the East, only used in moments of deep humiliation, is first mentioned in 2Chronicles 6:13. Come, let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before Jehovah our Maker. From my youth I recall the experience of hearing the Hebrew and Greek scholar, Hugo McCord, say: “There is something in man that didn’t come from the barnyard!” The Holy Scriptures say it better: “He has made everything beautiful in its time. Vol. Today, if you hear His voice,…. . Commentary. All the expressions here employed denote a posture of profound reverence in worship, and the passage is a standing rebuke of all irreverent postures in prayer; of such habits as often prevail in public worship where no change of posture is made in prayer, and where a congregation irreverently sit in the act of professedly worshipping God.