“For it is written, ‘You shall worship the LORD your God,
‘Worship’ is more than a word given to our church assemblies. Worship is service to God, as the priests of old worshipped God by their tabernacle or temple service. In Greek, one word for ‘worshipper’ means a temple servant, or one having charge of a temple to keep it clean and adorn it. Our word ‘worship’ is derived from the old English word meaning ‘worthship.’
Paul tells us of the highest worship-service we can offer God, “I appeal to you therefore, brethren, and beg of you…to make a decisive dedication of your bodies [presenting all your members and faculties] as a living sacrifice, holy (devoted, consecrated) and well pleasing to God, which is your reasonable (rational, intelligent) service and spiritual worship,” (Rom. 12:1 AMP).
Therefore, we offer God not only the temple service of our praise and worship but also the temple service of our bodies and hearts, keeping them clean from the contamination of the world, adorning them with a lifestyle that honors and glorifies the worthship of God. In all we do, we are to “Worship and serve Him with (our) whole heart and with a willing mind,” (1 Chron. 28:9 NLT).
PRAYER: Father, as You seek true worshippers, may my words, my actions, my total life, be a service of true praise and worship that honors and glorifies Your worthship. Amen.