Jesus Was Worshipped

Jesus Was Worshipped

Jesus was worshipped.

“And when they got into the boat, the wind ceased. And those in the boat worshiped him, saying, ‘Truly you are the Son of God.’”

Jesus had walked on the water. I won’t go through that important story. Rather, I want you to weigh the response of his followers to that miracle. It was simply this: the disciples worshipped him.

Worshipping Christ—perhaps you have not thought of the importance of this idea, repeated various times through Jesus’ three years on earth and in the revelation of John. You should think of it because it will be a significant part of your eternal future.

For a Jew to worship any other god but the true God was blasphemy. The only reason worship could happen at this occasion was because the disciples believed Jesus was God. Wrapped up in that wonderful confession, “Truly you are the Son of God,” is their belief that Jesus as the Son was truly God. In fact, the way Matthew said it in this Matthew 14:33 passage is that they worshipped BY calling him the Son of God. In other words, by expressing his glorious name and office they were exalting him as the one above all men, all angels and all so-called gods and authorities. John, another disciple, also wrote poetically and truthfully, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God” (John 1:1).

No angel and no mere human is to be worshipped, but Jesus received the worship of both.

Let this sink in. The worship of the Son of God before his incarnation by angels, during it by the Church, and after it by both angels and redeemed men and women, is a soaring concept that clues us in on who this one has always been and will always be.