Proskuneó-[Greek] to kiss, to bow down, to kiss the ground, to fall down on one’s knees in adoration…
Jesus replied, “The Scriptures say, ‘You must [proskuneo’] worship the LORD your God and serve only him.'” Luke 4:8
On Good Friday, immediately after our Good Friday worship experience we had some friends over to watch the DVR delayed broadcast of the Badger Sweet 16 game against Notre Dame. Ouch. As Vitto Brown hit the 3 pointer to put Bucky up by 3 with 19 seconds left there was great excitement in the room. I participated in the excitement. One of my friends said, “It’s really cool to be able to worship twice on Good Friday.”
The real question in our lives is not whether or not we are worshipping, it is what are we worshipping. What has our attention, our devotion, our investment, our passion?
Human pride will be brought down, and human arrogance will be humbled. Only the LORD will be exalted on that day of judgment. Isaiah 2:11
As we think about and consider the first of our three strategy components (lifeWorship) at the Church over these next weeks, I would like to encourage each of us to make an intentional effort to practice proskuneo-ing the only ONE worthy of such devotion.
I’d like to have us practice by memorizing and merging this mathematical formula within the movement of our lives.
This mathematical reality repeated over time yields WORSHIP….[proskuneo’] to the only ONE who is truly worthy.
Meditating-slow down, sit quietly, observe, reflect, listen, pay attention, consider
Recognizing-grasping, seeing, understanding, taking note, “ahas” recorded
Communing-experience together, living life together with GOD!!
This IS life. This IS lifeWorship.