We worship the Lord! We praise the name of God, Jehovah, who gave His Son Jesus for our Salvation. We go into our church to participate in praise to the Lord and worship of our God. We leave the House of Worship to enter back into the world to be Salt and Light. We are giving our best for Worship and for Witness!
In Genesis 22, Abraham went to Mt. Moriah to worship. In Psalm 99, we are told, “To worship the Lord in the beauty of Holiness,” and to “Worship at His footstool.” In the book of Isaiah there is even the declaration of things to come, “…shall all flesh come to worship before me, saith the Lord.”
The Bible doesn’t contain one simple definition of true worship. God uses instead the condition of our heart and the surrender of self. There are many different verbs pertaining to worship. All of these words focus on the human acknowledgement of the power and attributes of God. True worship is about giving of self to the Lord.
The Greek word “Latrene” means to serve or to render religious homage, or in translation, to worship! That is the material being involved with the Spiritual. In the story of Mary, Martha, and Lazarus in John 12:3, Mary takes, “…a pound of ointment of spikenard, very costly, and anointed the feet of Jesus.”
Mary gave her time at Jesus’ feet; Mary gave her talent in service to Jesus; Mary gave her treasure, a generous gift to Jesus.
May we increase our worship by surrendering self to His service.