What does it mean to worship? Can it happen outside of a Weekend Gathering? Is worship more than music?
Thankfully, the Bible is very clear about what worship means and how we are to partake in it.
The term “worship” when used in the Bible originates as the Greek word “proskyneō,” meaning to kiss one’s hand in token of reverence. It can also be used to explain someone falling to their knees in reverence.
Jesus explains in Matthew 6:24a, “No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to one and despise the other.” The Bible is clear that we all worship someone or something.
So, the question is not about the presence of worship in our lives. Rather, we should ask ourselves WHO are we worshipping?
Biblical worship shows that we love God above all else, that we dedicate our lives to following Him alone, and that through all things we strive to bring Him glory! Worship expresses our deep affection for our Savior as a result of the saving power of the Gospel.
So yes, biblical worship can and should take place outside of a Weekend Gathering. Worship should be the heartbeat of every Christian as we embrace our identity in Christ and strive to bring honor to our Savior.