v. — to prostrate oneself in the presence of the divine or supernatural as a sign of deference and worship.
And the twenty-four elders and the four living creatures fell down and worshiped God who was seated on the throne, saying, “Amen. Hallelujah!”
In our modern-day church culture, we have properly incorporated the New Testament injunction to worship in Spirit. But sometimes I wonder if our focus on the internal aspects of worship have downplayed the external aspects that Scripture also portrays. For example, in our verse for today, the context demonstrates that the worship took place after “falling down.” The elders and the creatures were on the ground, and in that manner they began to worship God. Context like this is helpful in determining the semantics of a word like worship. What does it mean to worship? Well, for the elders and the creatures, it meant humbling oneself on the ground before the Creator of the universe.
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