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Sawyers Church Daily Devotions

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Barak – to kneel, bless

. BARAK means “to kneel down, to bless God as an act of adoration, to salute.”

Psalm 95:6 O come let us worship and bow down; let us kneel (barak) before the Lord our maker.

1Chronicles 29:20 Then David said to all the assembly, “Now bless (barak) the Lord your God.” And all the assembly blessed (barak) the Lord, the God of their fathers, and bowed low and did homage to the Lord and to the king.

Psalm 34:1 I will bless (barak) the Lord at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth

There’s a real worshipful sense to this word, to gaze upon God and to bless Him, to adore His name.

The new testament word often used for worship is proskuneo and it’s the same word we get the word prostrate from meaning to lie or fall face down

From Abraham to Ezekiel to Daniel to Moses we see people throughout the Bible bowing before God or even lying prostrate under the Spirit of God and both of these postures are about paying homage and being submitted to

It signifies complete abandonment to God,

Come before God today on your knees, bless his Holy name
Bring adoration and honour to Him
Pay homage to the King of Kings
Submit yourself to God

What does submission look like in your day to day life. What areas of your life need to submit to God. James 4:7 says Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

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