David Jeremiah Daily Devotionals May 17 2022 :
That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth.
Recommended Reading: Isaiah 45:23
Bowing out of respect, reverence, or worship has a long history. Throughout history, most nations were monarchies ruled by a king or queen and bowing before the monarch was commonplace. We still see it in modern monarchies like Great Britain where bowing to the current Queen is a sign of respect for her position. What we don’t see often is monarchs bowing to anyone. But a day is coming when everyone on earth—including monarchs—will bend the knee before the divine King of kings, Jesus Christ.
The bowing of humanity before God’s Messiah was foreseen by Isaiah, an image the apostle Paul then used in Romans 14:11 and Philippians 2:10. The prophet Zechariah foresaw the nations streaming to Jerusalem because they will have heard that God is with the Jews (Zechariah 8:23). Exactly how and when this bowing before Christ takes place remains to be seen. But it will happen.
Bowing in prayer and worship is a rightful posture for those who serve the King of kings and Lord of lords—today and in the future.
Jesus will not be a Savior to any man who refuses to bow to Him as Lord.
Author: David Jeremiah
Source : Turning Point Ministry / davidjeremiah.org