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What does worship really means

Discussion in 'Worship Ministry' started by Danigt22, Sep 17, 2020.

  1. Danigt22

    Danigt22 Active Member

    Costa Rica
    As a spanish speaker, I always associated it in my native language as a desire to be with and to value someone else with love.
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  2. honey badger

    honey badger i am

    United Kingdom
    to worship God is to walk in agreement with Him, it is to enter into His rest ...
  3. ViaCrucis

    ViaCrucis Evangelical Catholic of the Augsburg Confession

    United States
    In Relationship
    In English the word "worship" descends from an Old English word worðscip (worthscip), meaning "the condition of having worth". Literally worth+ship, where the "ship" ending to the word means it is a condition, or state of being.

    Over time the word came to be used to mean ways by which we show the value or worth something has. And the word could be used to describe a lot of things, not just worship of God, but the ways which we show how we value anything. For example, the honor which is to be given to a king could be described as worship.

    But in modern English the word is used, almost exclusively, in a religious sense to speak of the special honors, the special devotions, the ways one demonstrates or expresses how they value and regard God as worthy. And thus it is viewed as something which exclusively belongs to God.

    But that is, in its very broadest meaning, what it means:

    From the Oxford Dictionary online
    "1 The feeling or expression of reverence and adoration for a deity.
    ‘the worship of God

    1.1 The acts or rites that make up a formal expression of reverence for a deity; a religious ceremony or ceremonies.
    ‘the church was opened for public worship’"

  4. Jesusthekingofking

    Jesusthekingofking New Member

    United States
    Romans 12:1 - I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.
  5. Sunshinee777

    Sunshinee777 Member

    Kjv Romans 12:1-2
    "I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.

    2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God."
    Lovely verses I had to post kjv because it's so beautiful.
  6. Pipiripi

    Pipiripi Member

    To worship God is:
    • Keeping His 10 Commandments and have the faith OF Jesus.
    • Many people have faith IN Jesus.
  7. eleos1954

    eleos1954 God is Love Supporter

    United States
    We do indeed worship God/Jesus out of love with total reverence (honor/glory) recognizing Him as our creator ... this is what sets Him above (apart from) any other claimed "god(s)" or anything else in the universe.

    Romans 1:25
    New Living Translation
    They traded the truth about God for a lie. So they worshiped and served the things God created instead of the Creator himself, who is worthy of eternal praise! Amen.

    Revelation 14:7
    King James Bible
    Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.

    the word creator (above referenced verse) in the Greek is this:


    ktizó: to build, create
    Original Word: κτίζω
    Part of Speech: Verb
    Transliteration: ktizó
    Phonetic Spelling: (ktid'-zo)
    Definition: to build, create
    Usage: I create, form, shape, make, always of God.

    HELPS Word-studies

    2936 ktízō – properly, create, which applies only to God who alone can make what was "not there before" (Latin, ex nihilo, out of nothing, J.Thayer); figuratively to begin ("found"), especially what is habitable or useful.

    In the end ... it does come down to who one worships .... Elohim ... who is our creator and who alone is worthy to be worshipped ... or something/somebody else.

    The 7 day creation account in Genesis is very important ... if anyone dismisses it they are dismissing God as the creator of everything.

    Interestingly .... this includes the 7th day Sabbath as it was/is a day God created for man ... part of His creation. His "seal/signature" of creation. No one can re-create this day ... it can be attempted to be replaced ... but no one can change the day God created.

    So .... a rhetorical question ... if one worships on the 1st day of the week (sunday) are they giving reverence (honor/glory) to God/Jesus as the creator (or giving honor/glory to someone/something God did not create)? Something to think about.

    Exodus 20:8 (pointing back to His created day)
    New King James Version
    “Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.

    Matthew 12:8 (Jesus speaking)
    Berean Study Bible
    For the Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath.” (creator of the 7th day)

    Above Jesus identifies Himself as the creator by referencing the 7th day Sabbath only HE created.