Moses wanted to see God’s glory (Ex. 33:18). The Bible tells us that Yahweh descended in the cloud and stood there with Moses as he called upon the name of the LORD. It says, “then the LORD passed by in front of him.” How awesome is that! Imagine! When God passed by He proclaimed,
“The LORD, the LORD God, compassionate and
gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in lovingkindness
and truth; who keeps lovingkindness for thousands, who
forgives iniquity, transgression and sin; yet He will by no
means leave the guilty unpunished, visiting the iniquity of
fathers on the children and on the grandchildren to the
third and fourth generations” (Ex. 34:6-7).
God showed Moses His glory by telling him who He is. And it says, “Moses made haste to bow low toward the earth and worship” (34:8). The essence of worship is to bow the knee, to kiss toward, because of knowing who God is.
On Sundays we begin our worship with a “call to worship,” a reminder of who God is.
He is a God we can trust! Every Sunday the church gathers to worship God together. We stop wherever we are in our lives, stop whatever we’re doing to come together. Some are experiencing a season of tremendous joy and peace. Others are hurting and are troubled. But we come together recognizing who God is and worshiping Him. We can put our faith in Him. He Himself has said, “I will never desert you, nor will I ever forsake you” (Heb. 13:5). He is the anchor of our soul. He has shown us who He is by His love, mercy, grace and forgiveness. What
holds us together is that we all need God. We bow our knee and honor Him.
“Lord, we come before Thee now, at Thy feet we humbly bow…. Lord, on Thee our souls depend, in compassion now descend…. Grant that all may seek and find, Thee a God supremely kind…. Let us all rejoice in Thee” (Wm. Hammond, 1745)