Name above all names #2. “Every knee shall bow.”

Name above all names #2. “Every knee shall bow.”

We have all heard men curse God. One of the outbursts that is heard from both small and great alike is this one:

“When I meet God, I will tell him exactly what I think of him!”

Sometimes it comes as a well-rehearsed diatribe designed to kill conversation, but sometimes it comes as a display of unresolved frustrations between them and God. Frustrations that they would be well advised to resolve sooner than later.

On Judgement Day we will all meet God. At that time, we will become completely aware of the differences between The Creator and the created, The Judge and the judged. Paul says:

“For we will all stand before the judgment seat of God; for it is written, “As I live, says the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.” So then each of us will give an account of himself to God” (Romans 14:10-12).

There will be no room for telling God what we think about His management of our lives. Instead, every knee will bow to His Majesty, every tongue will confess “that Jesus is Lord” (Philippians 2:11), and everyone will give account of their lives before Him.

It is not as though God has left us without reason to fall to our knees before Jesus. He has left us obvious witnesses of His involvement in our lives. His vast and finely tuned universe declares His glory, our consciences are His Law written on our hearts, the Bible reveals his plan to save man, and Christ is that plan.

No one lives outside of God’s sovereign rule—“For in Him we live and move and exist” (Acts 17:28). He has patterned everything over the face of the earth for man’s good. So “that they would seek God, if perhaps they might grope for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us” (Acts 17:27).

This explains why Paul prays: “For this reason I bow my knees before the Father…” (Ephesians 3:14).

John Staiger


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