Preliminary to 9th…
Praise and worship are not the same thing.
Praise is telling God how you feel about him and what he’s done for you, how wonderful he is and how grateful you are, all wrapped up in a song somebody else wrote.
Worship is deeper, more intimate, more personal. It’s like singing a love song to the object of your adoration.
Of course, you’re still using a song somebody else wrote. And when you’re through praising God and worshiping, you give money to the church, hear a sermon from the preacher, request prayer if you need it, then go home.
That’s what I thought for years, until I researched original language for myself.
The English word worship comes from the old root word “worth-ship.” How much someone is worth, in respect, honor, position, wealth.
The New Testament Greek word carries a similar idea, but is used of a servant’s attitude towards…
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