THE NAME OF JESUS-PART 2
Philippians 2:10 "That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;"
If we would take a brief look at the way some people worship, it would be realized that individuals bow to all sorts of objects - animate and inanimate. Some worship nature, the sun and the moon, and even rocks and trees; while others worship man-made objects; other people even worship themselves and their possessions. We were created to worship God. Sadly, if we do not worship God, we will find something or someone to worship. Idolatry is worshipping anything or anyone besides God, or putting that object or person in the place, which is only reserved for the Omnipotent God, the Creator of Heaven and earth.
Our verse of focus states that at the name of Jesus every knee shall bow. In essence, every individual shall bow at the name of Jesus. The Bible teaches that one day, everyone shall face the Lord Jesus, as King of Kings and Lord of Lords, whether we acknowledge Him now or not. He is the object of our worship. Hence, He alone is worthy of our worship.
The words, "of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;" which conclude the verse of focus make an all-inclusive, extensive point. The words mean that all creatures shall worship the Creator-the angels in Heaven; and human beings on earth. The first stanza of hymn #2 in our Church Hymnal states-
"All creatures of our God and King
Lift up their voice and sing,
Stanza 4 of the same hymn says,
"Let all things their Creator bless,
And worship him in humbleness,
O praise him Alleluia!
Oh, praise the Father, praise the Son,
And praise the Spirit, three in One!"
Whilst we have the freedom of choice, many are deceived in their thinking and beliefs that they can worship according to their fancies, and their opinions. We are God's creatures, created for His worship. He has the right to absolute sovereignty over our lives. Let us worship Him, now and forever, in spirit and in truth.