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The entire UNIVERSE sees the glory of Jesus and is WILLING to worship

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Read Psalm 19

There seems to be only one group of people Jesus struggles with during his ministry. Here again, we see that group, the Pharisees, rebuking Jesus for letting people worship him. It’s easy to dismiss these religious leaders as ignorant but if we’re honest, we might’ve been one of them in their situation. It was their responsibility to protect the religious beliefs of the Israelites. They saw what happened to Israel when they didn’t obey God and they felt it was their duty to keep people on track. Now, here comes a man named Jesus letting people worship him. Although, the Pharisees were waiting for the Messiah, this guy didn’t fit their expectations.

All they do is point out how wrong it was for Jesus to allow the people to worship him. They were trying to prevent idolatry. The only problem was, Jesus was the Messiah. Jesus was God and he absolutely deserved the praise. Jesus tells them “the rocks would cry out” if the people didn’t worship him. Jesus was not only the king of the Jews, he was a cosmic king worthy of praise from every sector of the universe. Jesus was the God spoken about in Psalm 19, “The heavens declare the glory of God, and the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they reveal knowledge.” The entire universe sees the glory of Jesus and is willing to worship when these religious leaders completely missed.

Throughout scripture we find stories of creation declaring the glory of God while people miss his glory. I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to miss it. I don’t want to let my pride or missed expectations blind me from this incredible person of Jesus. May I never be so religious that I can’t see God. Let us be humble enough to declare what the heavens and earth declare every day, that JESUS IS LORD.

Reflection and Response

Listen to “All Creatures of Our God and King” by All Sons and Daughters and use this space to reflect on how nature sings Jesus’ praise.

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By Aaron Bjorklund 

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