Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the Lord our Maker; for he is our God and we are the people of his pasture, the flock under his care.
Psalm 95:6-7 NIV
More Canadian doctors are suggesting that those who work in offices, and are sitting for long periods of time, should consider using alternative chairs. One of these, the kneeling chair has a fixed seat sloping forward and padded support for knees. A kneeling chair places the user in a modified kneeling position. The use of a kneeling chair may: provide alignment for the spine or reduce the load on the lower back, make forward-reaching easier and improve visual distance and angle to the task on a worktable.
There is a word in Hebrew that is usually translated worship. We find it first in Genesis 22 when Abraham tells those who accompanied him and Isaac to Mount Moriah that they are going over to shachah – to worship. It literally means to bow down, and more, to prostrate themselves on the ground before God. Worship does that – as we are drawn into the presence of God, we naturally worship, bow down, prostrate ourselves in the presence of the Almighty. The English word worship comes from an Old English word that means “worth-ship.” We are declaring the worthiness of God. That always leads to understand our own unworthiness – hence the picture of bowing before Him, prostrating ourselves before Him. King David understood this and writes, in Psalm 95:6-7: “Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the Lord our Maker; for he is our God and we are the people of his pasture, the flock under his care.” David was the ruler of a nation of millions of people. Even he understood that God is God, and we are His people. He calls them, and us, to shachah, to worship. Come, let us bow down.
These have been words from the heart.