“They Fell on their Faces” #745

While he was still speaking, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them; and suddenly a voice came out of the cloud, saying, “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. Hear Him!” And when the disciples heard it, they fell on their faces and were greatly afraid. (Matthew 17:5–6, NKJV)

Acknowledging the presence of God, Peter, James and John fell on their faces in fear when the Father spoke from the cloud. We too easily forget we are in the presence of God every minute of every day. Additionally, worship services have become so casual and careless in some churches that there is a complete failure to regard the presence of Almighty God. Worship has become about the worshipers instead of the One who is worshiped. We are not advocating falling on our faces as the preferred posture of piety. We are advocating godly fear before the Lord (Matt. 10:28). Fellow Christian, let us present ourselves before the Lord God with humble demeanor and reverent conduct, in our worship of Him and in our daily activities of life. “Let us have grace, by which we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear” (Heb. 12:28).