Praise and Worship?
What does the Bible say about praise and worship? Here are just a few passages of scripture that speak of the worship of those who believe in God and follow Jesus Christ.
Moses made haste to bow low toward the earth and worship.
One thing I have asked from the Lord, that I shall seek:
That I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life,
To behold the beauty of the Lord
And to meditate in His temple.
Ascribe to the Lord the glory due to His name;
Worship the Lord in holy array.
“All the earth will worship You,
And will sing praises to You;
They will sing praises to Your name.”
For a day in Your courts is better than a thousand outside.
I would rather stand at the threshold of the house of my God
Than dwell in the tents of wickedness.
O come, let us sing for joy to the Lord,
Let us shout joyfully to the rock of our salvation.
2 Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving,
Let us shout joyfully to Him with psalms.
3 For the Lord is a great God
And a great King above all gods,
4 In whose hand are the depths of the earth,
The peaks of the mountains are His also.
5 The sea is His, for it was He who made it,
And His hands formed the dry land.
6 Come, let us worship and bow down,
Let us kneel before the Lord our Maker.
Worship the Lord in holy attire;
Tremble before Him, all the earth.
Exalt the Lord our God
And worship at His footstool;
Holy is He.
Shout joyfully to the Lord, all the earth.
2 Serve the Lord with gladness;
Come before Him with joyful singing.
3 Know that the Lord Himself is God;
It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves;
We are His people and the sheep of His pasture.
4 Enter His gates with thanksgiving
And His courts with praise.
Praise the Lord in song, for He has done excellent things;
Let this be known throughout the earth.
Even those I will bring to My holy mountain
And make them joyful in My house of prayer.
Their burnt offerings and their sacrifices will be acceptable on My altar;
For My house will be called a house of prayer for all the peoples.”
For where two or three have gathered together in My name, I am there in their midst.”
Jesus answered him, “It is written, ‘You shall worship the Lord your God and serve Him only.’”
But an hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for such people the Father seeks to be His worshipers. God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”
Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship.
Through Him then, let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that give thanks to His name.
Then I fell at his feet to worship him. But he *said to me, “Do not do that; I am a fellow servant of yours and your brethren who hold the testimony of Jesus; worship God. For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.”
and he said with a loud voice, “Fear God, and give Him glory, because the hour of His judgment has come; worship Him who made the heaven and the earth and sea and springs of waters.”
Praise and worship of God and his son Jesus are the actions of every true believer!
Do you have a favorite passage of scripture about praise and worship?
(The scripture passages above are from the New American Standard Bible, NASB, translation)