Facedown: A Lesson in Humility

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Not too long ago, I was speaking on the topic of humility. That is a challenging message for me to give because I so often find pride more evident in my life than humility.

As I prepared for the message, I found that God was giving me all sorts of opportunities to be humbled in front of Him and others. My wife, Kelly, half-humorously expressed that she would love for me to do an entire year of speaking on humility, since she was enjoying the difference in my attitude.

As I was praying about the message and humility in general, I thought about the images of humility in the Bible. One of the things that is most striking to me about people’s encounters with God throughout the Scripture is that they end up on their faces before the greatness of God. We see it both in the Old Testament and the New Testament. Consider Isaiah, who exclaims: “Woe to me! I am ruined! For I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips, and my eyes have seen the King, the LORD Almighty” (Isaiah 6:5). We may also look to John who stands face to face with glorified Jesus on the island of Patmos. He describes his response this way: “When I saw Him, I fell at His feet as though dead. Then He placed His right hand on me and said: ‘Do not be afraid’” (Revelation 1:17).

Matt Redman has a wonderful song called “Facedown” that says (you can view the video below):

Who is there in the heavens like You?
And upon the earth, who’s Your equal?
You are far above, You’re the highest of heights.
We are bowing down to exalt You.
And I’ll fall facedown as Your glory shines around.

God intimately loves us, but He is also the only Awesome One. He is beyond our ability to comprehend Him. “The Almighty is beyond our reach and exalted in power . . . Therefore, people revere Him” (Job 37:23-24). What is our response to Almighty God?

When is the last time you have fallen face-down before the utterly great glory of God in reverent silence and stillness?

Why not do that now?

Matt Erickson

I am a husband to Kelly, father of three boys, a pastor, musician, avid hiker, disciple of Christ. Currently, I am employed as the Senior Pastor at Eastbrook Church in Milwaukee, WI. Before that I was the Associate Pastor at Brooklife Church in Mukwonago, WI, which I helped to plant a few years ago after serving for five years as the Collegiate Ministries Pastor at Elmbrook Church in Brookfield, WI. I graduated with a Masters in Divinity from Northern Theological Seminary and a Bachelors in English and Christian Education from Wheaton College (IL).

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