Adoration – Reverent Honor

A fundamental tenet of Freemasonry is that God is supreme, preeminent, and exalted above all creation, and that he alone is to be worshipped. Throughout all of the degrees and in all of the rituals of Freemasonry God is worshipped in adorations which are expressed in silent and oral prayers and by different reverent positions of the body. Adoration of God enjoined and exemplified… Psalms 104:1-6Isaiah 6:1-3

Biblical References

Psalms 104:1-6

1 Bless the LORD, O my soul. O LORD my God, thou art very great; thou art clothed with honour and majesty.
2 Who coverest thyself with light as with a garment: who stretchest out the heavens like a curtain:
3 Who layeth the beams of his chambers in the waters: who maketh the clouds his chariot: who walketh upon the wings of the wind:
4 Who maketh his angels spirits; his ministers a flaming fire:
5 Who laid the foundations of the earth, that it should not be removed for ever.
6 Thou coveredst it with the deep as with a garment: the waters stood above the mountains.

Isaiah 6:1-3

1 In the year that king Uzziah died I saw also the LORD sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple. 2 Above it stood the seraphims: each one had six wings; with twain he covered his face, and with twain he covered his feet, and with twain he did fly. 3 And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is the LORD of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory.

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