David Jeremiah Daily Devotional 27 July 2021 Tuesday Message
Topic: Don’t Worship Wrongly!
Let no one cheat you of your reward, taking delight in false humility and worship of angels. – Colossians 2:18
Recommended Reading: Philippians 2:10
What would you do if you encountered an angel from heaven? One would not be blamed for falling down, prostrate, before such a magnificent being. If one fell down out of fear, that would be understandable. But if one fell down in worship, that would not be appropriate. The apostle John discovered that when he bowed down to worship an angel in heaven and was reprimanded—twice.
John had seen a lot of “falling down” in heaven, specifically the four living creatures and the 24 elders worshiping before the throne of God. So when John himself encountered a mighty angel, he fell down at the angel’s feet to worship (Revelation 19:10; 22:8-9). But in both cases, the angel told John to stand up because “I am your fellow servant…. Worship God.” This testimony could not be clearer: Angels are worshipers, like us. Multitudes of them circle around the throne of God and worship Him (Revelation 5:11-12). Angels are not to be worshiped.
All of creation—in heaven and on earth—bows a knee before Jesus Christ and Him alone (Philippians 2:10).
What or whom we worship determines our behavior.
Read-Thru-the-Bible: Isaiah 44 – 46
David Jeremiah Daily Devotional 27 July 2021 Message. Turning Point for God was founded in 1982 as the broadcast ministry of Dr. David Jeremiah to deliver the unchanging Word of God to an ever-changing world.