I Will Bow Down Toward Your Holy Temple
Psalm 138:2 (New International Version)
I will bow down toward your holy temple and will praise your name for your unfailing love and your faithfulness, for you have so exalted your solemn decree that it surpasses your fame.
The writer of the Psalm speaks of bowing down toward the holy temple of the Lord. To bow down is an act of worship. It is a choice to humble oneself before the Living God in response to an understanding that God is fully in control. Thanks and praise is given for the unfailing love and faithfulness of Almighty God.
God’s love is unconditional and it is unfailing. If God’s love was based on our performance or behavior, we would not be able to be loved by Him. His love is perfect in every way. It is who He is. God is perfect and there is nothing in Him that is false. So many in this world seek to be loved and accepted. The chase after the lies of the world and the desires of the sinful nature. What they find is the more they chase after them, the more empty and discontent they become.
But not only is God’s love unfailing, He is always faithful. He will always work and do according to His word. If we have built our lives upon the word of God and His promises, we have nothing to fear. This is why the psalmist praises God. This is why he bows down before Him. For God is the Alpha and Omega, there is none that is greater.
God will always fulfill His word and purpose. His fame goes forth and at this time the greatness of God was seen in the rule and reign of King David upon the earth. God took a mere shepherd boy, anointed as the next king of Israel, guided him through many trials and tribulations, through it all God was preparing and refining David to be King. David didn’t understand the process, but this is why we are called to walk by faith and not by sight.
Today you may be in a season or circumstance in your life where you feel abandoned or forgotten by God. But know that God has a plan. He has a purpose for everything you are facing. His word is true and He is always faithful. Continue to pray and seek His face. Stand upon the promise of His word and when the lying voice of the enemy comes to taunt you and get you to abandon your faith in Jesus Christ, hold fast to the faith you have and fix your eyes upon Jesus alone.
Father today I worship and bow down before you. I thank you that your love is unfailing and that you are always faithful to your word and purposes. Help me in my unbelief. Help me in my doubt. Guard my heart against every fiery dart of the wicked one. Deliver me this day from every scheme of the enemy. In the mighty name of Jesus, Amen!