Sunday, May 16, 2010

Every Knee Shall Bow

 For it is written, "As certainly as I live, declares the Lord, every knee will bow to me, and every tongue will praise God" - Romans 14:11

The proper way to hit a low shot in tennis is to bend your knees.  It also works very well when praying.  We may worship in different churches and we may be divided on our idea of who God is, however, there is only one Creator.

The statement that Jesus makes in the scripture quote above is very bold.  It raises a lot of questions...When will every knee bow?  How is Jesus going to pull this one off?  Why will every knee bow?  Remember,  the last time He was here, most people wanted to crucify Him and the only people who listened to Him were the ones who were blind, deaf, and hungry.

God made a lot of promises in the Old Testament.  He sent prophets to give us advance notice of His plans.  He did everything He promised.  Why would He lie to us now?  In today's world, every knee bowing is a lot of knees...billions.  In all of mankind, there has never been a time when we all agreed on something.  Brother fights against brother.  Churches split.  Hatred and prejudice can go on for thousands of years.  How is EVERY knee going to bow?  How is every knee going to know He is back?

In order for every knee to bow and every tongue to praise, each of us will need to change.  It is as if we are suffering from the same blindness and hardness of heart that the Israelites had, even as they witnessed miracle after miracle when they were freed from slavery.

Maybe the change I am referring to is not related to knowing about Him but knowing Him.  Each of us represents a piece of the puzzle.  We need to learn how we are to be connected to others.  Those who already know Him need to share with those who don't.  Are you ready to do your part?

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