There is truth found in the words God has chosen to use to teach us about worship; however, it is possible to get overly technical with definitions and miss the spirit and heart of a subject. Get ahold of the spirit of what these words reveal to us. Take the time to study these words and consider how worship is demonstrated.
Old Testament Hebrew Words for Worship
– to depress, ie – prostrate in homage
– to serve
– to prostrate oneself (in homage)
New Testament Greek Words for Worship
– to kiss, like a dog licking his master’s hand; to fawn or crouch to – ie to prostrate oneself in homage, – to kiss forward
– to revere, ie to adore
– to minister to (from ‘a hired menial)
– to wait upon menially – one who ministers to another
– ie to adore God
– to relieve of disease (same word translated ‘cure’, ‘heal’, ‘worship’)
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