1 Cor. 11: 26
Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship.
The word Worship comes from an English word that contains the ideas of honor and worth. When we worship God, we are honoring Him. When we worship God, we are recognizing His inexpressible, indescribable, infinite value.
Like the angels in heaven, all true worshipers say, “You are worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power” (Rev. 4:11). True worship not only recognizes the worthiness of God, it rejoices in it.
The Old and New Testaments have a number of words that are translated as “worship.”
The Hebrew word used most often in reference to worship means “to bow down, to do homage” (Gen. 18:2). The most prominent Greek term for worship conveys the idea of “showing reverence” or “bowing down to God” (Jn. 4:21-24). A second Greek word means “to serve, to minister” (Mt. 4:10).
Worship, then, involves both our attitude and our action. Worship is the attitude of reverence and adoration, as well as the action of humble, loving service to the God who is worthy.