Humbled by Greatness


Humbled by God's Glory

Key Bible Verse: Worship the Lord in holy splendour; tremble before him, all the earth. (Psalm 96:9, NRSV)

Dig Deeper: Psalm 96

When I was a kid, there wasn’t a single football team that could compare to the Dallas Cowboys. One particular year, my town’s high school basketball team took the state championship by storm. They were crazy good for a bunch of teenage ballers when compared to a bunch of other teenage ballers.

Later that year, out school brought in the Dallas Cowboys to play our basketball team in a benefit tournament to help raise money for cancer research. I couldn’t tell you how much money they raised, but I am pretty sure the Cowboys beat us by like a hundred points. Our players looked like a bunch of little kindergartners compared to them. It didn’t matter that football was their main sport, they slaughtered us without breaking a sweat.

My dad was the high school math teacher, so he had access to the locker room and took me back to meet the players. All of a sudden, I became completely unaware of myself as I looked up at those giants and stood in awe. My perspective about greatness had completely changed.

This is what worship does for you. It changes your perspective of greatness. It draws your gaze away from yourself and fixates upon something infinitely more glorious. It humbles you.

– Stephen Miller in Liberating King

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