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What Does the Bible Say About Worship?

Worship is talked about a lot in the Bible – check out what the Bible says about worship!

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To worship something is to value it above anything else. We can worship anything, but only God is deserving of our worship.  

This is something the Bible tells us about worship in 1 Chronicles 16:25. But there’s more about worship that we can learn from the Bible.  

What does the Bible say about worship? 

Here are 15 Bible verses that teach us about worship – who it’s for, how we can do it, and what it does in our lives: 

Bible verses about worship 

God deserves our worship | Psalm 145:3 
Great is the LORD! He is most worthy of praise! No one can measure his greatness.  

Worship transforms us | Romans 12:1-2 
And so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all he has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice—the kind he will find acceptable. This is truly the way to worship him. Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect. 

Worship is a chance to share our faith | Acts 16:25 
Around midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening. 

Gratitude is a form of worship | Psalm 9:1 
I will praise you, LORD, with all my heart; I will tell of all the marvelous things you have done.  

We worship God by honoring him with how we live | Psalm 119:7 
As I learn your righteous regulations, I will thank you by living as I should!  

We can worship in hard times | Habakkuk 3:17-18 
Even though the fig trees have no blossoms, and there are no grapes on the vines; even though the olive crop fails, and the fields lie empty and barren; even though the flocks die in the fields, and the cattle barns are empty, yet I will rejoice in the LORD! I will be joyful in the God of my salvation!  

God hears our worship | Jeremiah 29:12 
In those days when you pray, I will listen.  

Worship reminds us of who God is and what he’s done for us | Psalm 103:1-2 
Let all that I am praise the LORD; with my whole heart, I will praise his holy name. Let all that I am praise the LORD; may I never forget the good things he does for me.  

We can worship God with Scripture, poetry, and music | Colossians 3:16 
Let the message about Christ, in all its richness, fill your lives. Teach and counsel each other with all the wisdom he gives. Sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs to God with thankful hearts.  

We can worship God with dancing | Psalm 149:3 
Praise his name with dancing, accompanied by tambourine and harp. 

Anything we do can be an act of worship | 1 Corinthians 10:31 
So whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God. 

Worship can happen with others | Acts 2:46-47 
They worshiped together at the Temple each day, met in homes for the Lord’s Supper, and shared their meals with great joy and generosity— all the while praising God and enjoying the goodwill of all the people. And each day the Lord added to their fellowship those who were being saved.

We worship God because he created us | Revelation 4:11 
“You are worthy, O Lord our God, to receive glory and honor and power. For you created all things, and they exist because you created what you pleased.”  

Angels worship God in heaven | Revelation 4:8-11 
Each of these living beings had six wings, and their wings were covered all over with eyes, inside and out. Day after day and night after night they keep on saying, “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God, the Almighty— the one who always was, who is, and who is still to come.” Whenever the living beings give glory and honor and thanks to the one sitting on the throne (the one who lives forever and ever), the twenty-four elders fall down and worship the one sitting on the throne (the one who lives forever and ever). And they lay their crowns before the throne and say, “You are worthy, O Lord our God, to receive glory and honor and power. For you created all things, and they exist because you created what you pleased.”  

God alone is worthy of worship | 1 Chronicles 16:25 
Great is the LORD! He is most worthy of praise! He is to be feared above all gods. 

How can I worship God? 

There are all kinds of ways you can worship God! Check out this article for a deeper dive into worship and how to make it a regular practice in your life. 


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