As a born-again Christian, born and raised in a family of pastors, I have a deep appreciation of Worship. I believe that through Worship, I get to connect and communicate with my creator. I started learning how to worship by reading the Bible because it tells me what God expects me to do as I worship Him. Therefore, I noted that the Bible mentions worshiping a lot. So, how many times is Worship mentioned in the Bible?
The number of times the word Worship is mentioned in the Bible varies depending on different Bible Versions. For example, in King James Version, Worship is mentioned 188 times, while in New International Bible, it is mentioned 256 times. In the Old Testament, it is mentioned more than 100 times, while in the New Testament, it is mentioned more than 70 times.
In this article, I invite you to join me as we delve into the topic of the mention of Worship in the Bible. We will also uncover answers to questions such as what the Bible says about Worship, the first time worship is mentioned in the Bible, and the acts of Worship, so read till the end.
What does the Bible say about Worship?
The Bible says that true Worship is done by offering ourselves fully to the Lord. According to Romans 12:1, the Bible implies that we should present our bodies as living sacrifices to God because that is what spiritual Worship means. It also suggests that Worship is not just about singing but also about presenting ourselves to God.
The Bible says that we should worship in truth and spirit. According to John 4:21-24, the Bible implies that Jesus told a woman that the time was coming when the true worshippers would worship God in truth and spirit because God is a spirit that showed worshipped that way. Therefore, Christians learn that true worshipping should be done in truth and spirit.
First-time Worship is mentioned in the Bible
The first time worship is mentioned in the Bible is in Genesis 22:5.This is when Abraham went to sacrifice his only son, Isaac, on Mount Moriah. The Bible implies that after Abraham, his men, and his son had reached the Land of Moriah, Abraham told his men to stay behind, and he, together with his son, will go and worship and then come back to them. That is when the word “Worship first appears in the Bible.
Bible Verses about Worship
Exodus 33:10 implies that when the Israelites saw the pillar of cloud at the entrance of the tent, they would rise and worship God at the door of the tent. This is about the tent of meeting that Moses had, which he used to meet God while in the wilderness. He used to pray for the Israelites and dedicate their petitions to God in this tent.
Deuteronomy 26:10 implies that I have now brought the first fruit, which God has given me, and I shall now give it back to Him and worship Him. The Bible teaches that we should give our first fruit to God as thanksgiving. We should also worship the Lord our God when giving this tithe.
Matthew 2:2 implies that when Jesus was born, the wise men went to Herod in Jerusalem and asked him where the king of Jews who had been born was because they had gone there to worship him. After Jesus was born, the wise men saw a star and followed it, but first, they went to Herod, who was the King then. This can be because they thought the king had been born on the throne.
Acts 24:14 implies that Paul said that he worships the God of his fathers, having faith in what is written and laid down in the Bible. After Paul was brought before Felix at Caesarea, he confessed that he always worships the Lord God, following the rules that have been given by the prophets of God.
Examples of Expressive Worship in the Bible
Revelation 4:10 says twenty-four elders went and fell before the throne of God and worshipped Him.
Psalm 96:9 says to worship God in holiness.
Psalm 132:7 says we will worship God at His footstool in his tabernacles.
John 4:23 says we shall worship the Lord in Truth and Spirit.
Philippians 3:3 says, we Abraham’s ancestors, who worship God in spirit and always rejoice in Jesus Christ.
1 Corinthians 14:25 says, falling to worship God, the secrets of his heart will be established and report that is the truth.
Colossians 2:18 says, let no one lure you from the reward of worshipping God.
Romans 12:1 says offer yourselves fully to the Lord, for that is what true Worship means. Give your bodies as sacrifices to the Lord, for that is what spiritual Worship means.
1st Chronicles 16:29 says, give God’s name glory ad worship Him in holiness.
Psalm 66:4 says, all the earth shall sing and worship God.
1st Chronicles 29:20 says, David told the congregation to bless the Lord, and the congregation blessed and bowed their heads to worship God.
Nehemiah 9:3 says they stood up and one-fourth of the Day read the word of God, and the other-fourth part of the Day worshipped God.
What are the acts of Worship?
According to Philippians 4:6, the Bible implies that in everything we do, we should pray to God. Therefore, even when we are worshiping the Lord, God wants us to pray to Him. Prayers are part of both private and public Worship of God.
Preaching God’s Word
According to Matthew 28:19-20, the Bible implies that God has commanded us to teach his word to all people, both saved and sinners. Therefore, Christians learn that teaching the word of God and preaching it to the people is an act of Worship.
According to Colossians 3:16, the Bible implies that Christians are instructed to worship God. God wants us to sing to Him songs that praise and give thanks to him. Therefore, Christians should include songs in their Worship to adore and give Him thanks for everything that God has done.
They say that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, right? Being raised by Christians significantly impacted my life since I started professing Christ from a young age. My passion for the Christian faith made me pursue a degree in Religious studies and a Masters in Theology. I am a believer and pastor dedicated to spreading the word of God. I have been in the Christian ministry for over a decade and am currently ministering in Life Christian Church. I have also been privileged to teach 4 Christian courses in a college and university. Please check the About Us Page for more details.