I think it's interesting that in the two times Ezekiel records seeing the glory of the Lord fill the temple, each time he falls on his face. What he is displaying is an act of reverence that is often not present in the contemporary church. When confronted with the glory of the Lord, Ezekiel realized his status and fell down immediately. He didn't bargain with God. He didn't argue with God. He humbled himself before God because He knew that God was above him in a huge way. But in our churches today with treat God as a casual friend rather than the divine Almighty. If only we could humble ourselves enough to fall face down in His presence we would find out what it truly means to worship, and the sin that plagues our congregations would, in many ways, cease to exist because His majesty would consume us beyond anything we can imagine.
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Seth is a pastor, author, and speaker who lives in Batesville, Indiana. He is married to Kari, and they have two daughters, Madelyn and Noelle.