“Come, let us worship and bow down, let us kneel before the Lord our Maker.” -
Centuries ago our word “worship” was expressed as two words in English, “worth-ship”. The idea behind this Old English expression was that God’s glory, majesty and holiness made Him so “heavy” that a man would have to bend his knees, bow his head and lower his eyes under such a holy load.
In other words, the “weightiness” of God should bring us low before we lift His name on high and acknowledge and proclaim His worth.
The next time you bow down and kneel before God, take a moment to feel His holy weight. Then worship Him with awe and reverence!