Standing on Holy Ground: The Worship of God through the Ages

Posted by on Jan 12, 2009 in Rev. Serven

Text: Exodus 3:1-14

What does the Bible teach us about the worship of God? Especially that worship that is refreshing, redeeming, and restorative. literally, the word “worship” means (in Hebrew: shadchah) “to fall down in adoration, to kneel, to bow low, fall at another’s feet”; (in Greek: proskuneo) “make obeisance, reverence”. Our Old English word “worthship” means “the attention you give to one who is worthy, to show honor, dignity, reverence.” There are a great number of passages in the Bible that we might learn from. But, this passage from the book of Exodus is significant because it teaches us a good deal of helpful information about what God expects from us in our worship of Him.

“Then he said, ‘Do not come near; take your sandals off your feet, for the place on which you are standing is holy ground’.” Exodus 3:5