WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 17, 2016
Key Bible Verse: His face was like the sun in all its brilliance. (Revelation 1:16)
Dig Deeper: Revelation 1:10-18
Worship disarms you of the self-seeking, self-serving pride that your flesh thrives on. When you stand before the infinitely majestic God, it reminds you what, or more specifically who, everything in existence is really all about. It’s not about the person on your driver’s license. It is about the one in whom you live and move and have your being (Acts 17:28).
Worship is the cry of John the Baptist: “He must increase, but I must decrease” (John 3:30). When you worship, you’re joining with this cry and rebelling against the pride that would love to see it the other way around. You’re actively deposing yourself from the throne of your heart, lifting Jesus to his rightful place there, and falling to your rightful place at his feet.
As your worship, God is with you in a very real way. The very God who created planets and stars, and hold them all in his hands. The one who made electrons and protons, atoms and elements, gravity and inertia. This is the God you’re encountering when you come to him in worship – praying, singing, and meditating on who he is an what he has done. Pride simply cannot exist in his presence. His glory is too massive to be minimized with self-centeredness. His holiness crushes all self-righteousness.
– Stephen Miller in Liberating King
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