God is to be worshipped and praised in all of his glory. All of his divine attributes are displayed and we are to humble ourselves in honoring him. The Scripture tells us that every single person who ever lived one day will bow before Jesus as the King of Kings and Lord of Lords: “Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” (Philippians 2:9-11)
This includes those who have never worshipped him in this earthly life. Though it may be difficult for us to fully understand, God tells us here in Psalm 76 that even man’s scorn will ultimately praise him, “Surely the wrath of man shall praise you; the remnant of wrath you will put on like a belt.” (76:10) Perhaps it will be because God will display his wisdom and power in turning aside their wrath so that they will acknowledge him. Perhaps it will only be at the coming of the Lord Jesus that all will finally see him for who he is and bow the knee before him.
But the Scripture is certain. All will bow before him. Some now leading to everlasting life. Others then, when it’s too late, leading to eternal death. You and I should beat the crowd and worship him now.
Prayer: Father, how great and marvelous are your ways. How excellent is your name in all the earth. I pray for those who do not know you that you would draw them to yourself. Lord, the horror of hell is not one that we wish on any person. I pray that you will use us and our church to point people to you and that you would save them in your grace and mercy.