When Faith And Worship Arise

en13sep33-jarius-daughter“While he spake these things unto them, behold, there came a certain ruler, and worshipped him, saying, My daughter is even now dead: but come and lay thy hand upon her, and she shall live.” – Matthew 9:18

Wow, did you catch that? This ruler, knowing that his little daughter was “now” dead, had the humility, reverence, and submission to take the time to worship Jesus before he asked this favor of Him. This request that could not compare to that of anything we seek the Lord for on a daily basis, still came second to his worship. Furthermore, this man was identified as “a ruler”. This implies the obvious, that he was one accustomed to receiving praise and submission from others, yet still he humbled himself to recognize and honor the Greater Power before him as he (a lord himself) worshiped the Lord of lords.

“And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.” – Revelation 19:16

I am convinced that our worship is a direct measure of our faith! If we truly believe that God is what He really is, and that He can do what He really can do, it will drive us to worship the wonders of His majesty in awe, adoration, and humble appreciation. It is my observation that when true faith in God arises, worship of Him does the same.

“He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God; And being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able also to perform.” – Romans 4:20-21

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