In musical worship, our goal is simple: To give God the glory and honor he so deserves by lifting up songs of truth, adoration, and surrender. The act of worship, however, is more than the songs we sing in church. Merriam Webster defines worship as "reverence offered a divine being or supernatural power also : an act of expressing such reverence."
True worship of our God is both an attitude AND an act. It’s a posture from which you take action to draw near to God. If you’re new to the whole God thing and not really sure where to start when it comes to worship, good news! The Bible actually gives us some pretty clear guidance on how to approach God in worship.
We believe that God’s presence is life-changing. That's why we want to help you draw near to Him in worship any day of the week - not just in church on Sundays! In this article, we compiled 10 Bible verses about how to worship. These Bible verses have been compiled throughout the Old and New Testament and include examples on how to worship God through prayer, song, praise, obedience, coming together in community with the Church and more. There are so many ways we can worship our Heavenly Father!
10 BIBLE VERSES TO HELP YOU DRAW NEAR TO GOD IN WORSHIP
"God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship him in spirit and in truth." - John 4:24
"Sing to the LORD! Give praise to the LORD! He rescues the life of the needy from the hands of the wicked." -Jeremiah 20:13
"Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the Lord our Maker; for he is our God and we are the people of his pasture, the flock under his care." -Psalm 95:6-7
"I urge you, brothers, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God — this is your spiritual act of worship." -Romans 12:1
“Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe, for our “God is a consuming fire” -Hebrews 12:28-29
"But Samuel replied: “Does the LORD delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices as much as in obeying the LORD? To obey is better than sacrifice, and to heed is better than the fat of rams." -1 Samuel 15:22
"Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you." -Psalm 63:3
"Who among the gods is like you, O LORD? Who is like you — majestic in holiness, awesome in glory, working wonders?" -Exodus 15:11
"You alone are the LORD. You made the heavens, even the highest heavens, and all their starry host, the earth and all that is on it, the seas and all that is in them. You give life to everything, and the multitudes of heaven worship you." -Nehemiah 9:6
"Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another — and all the more as you see the Day approaching." -Hebrews 10:25
To learn more about worshipping well, check out these Liquid Church resources:
- ARTICLE: 10 Worship Songs To Listen To Right Now - Feel like your worship of God is stale? Want inspiration to take your worship to the next level? Click here to read and find out what worship songs made our go-to playlist.
- ARTICLE: 10 Bible Verses About How To Pray - Click here to read for what Scripture says about how we should talk to God.
- MESSAGE: Worship - In part 1 of our Playlist series, learn from the Psalms as they teach us to worship God from a place of surrender. Click here to watch, and check out this link for the 4-part message series.