J’Adore perfume by Christian Dior was first launched in 1999 and had incredible success, even legendary status. In English we use the word, “adore” to indicate strong passion. But the meaning of “adore” in French is not as strong as the word for “love,” and it is used lightly to mean a strong preference. One can just as easily say that they adore chocolate. But for French language purists, the word “adore” is used exclusively for God and means to worship.
Today’s verse is a declaration or vow of the Lord. His word will never change or be revoked. Everything He says is entirely true and will never change just as He will never change. And what He says is that every knee will one day bow before Him. The doubters and the mockers, the arrogant and the rebellious will one day kneel in absolute humility before Him, verbally acknowledging the truth of who He is! (Phil. 2:10-11). The shepherds understood. And when seeing the baby Jesus, even in humble circumstances, they adored Him and worshipped Him.
I love the carol that says, “O come let us adore Him.” Adoring Him can be lost in all the activity and busyness of the Christmas season. Everything, although good and happy, can distract me from the adoration and worship that is His due! And there is enough going on every day to distract me from adoring Him! But adoring Him is not only the best part of Christmas, it is the best part of any day!
Lord, You are worthy of all my worship and adoration.