Perhaps you don’t think that much about your knees,
but just imagine how difficult life would be without
them. Imagine how challenging it would be to
function day in and day out if your knees were
handicapped or injured. Well, no doubt many of you
already know the pain and frustration that I speak of.
Certainly those who have had knee surgery can
relate. Healthy knees enable the legs to bend and
operate so that we can walk, run, sit, climb……why
they even make it possible to kneel.
Truly, any spiritual application one may make about
“knees” would involve (above all else) the concept of
kneeling or bowing down. In the Bible such a
posture is often associated with humble submission,
worship, and prayer. It is understood in the
expression, “Humble yourselves in the sight of the
Lord, and He will lift you up” (Jas. 4:10). It is
articulated in the words: “Oh come, let us worship
and bow down; let us kneel before the LORD our
Maker. For He is our God, and we are the people of
His pasture, and the sheep of His hand” (Ps.
95:6-7). It is common in prayer. Jesus often knelt
down when He prayed (Lk. 22:41), as did Daniel
(Dan. 6:10) and Paul (Acts 20:36), etc.
Though one may pray or worship while in any
physical position (cf. 1 Tim. 2:8; Mk. 11:25; Acts 16:
13), kneeling or bowing before the Lord is significant,
for such a lowly position exhibits a humble spirit and
demonstrates one’s deep and reverent respect for
God. But honestly this has more to do with the
spiritual posture of one’s heart more so than the
physical posture of the body. Friend, do you revere
God in humble submission, worship, and prayer?
“As I live, says the Lord, every knee shall bow to
Me…” (Rom. 14:11).