Q. Is there a difference between praise & worship?
A. Praise and Worship are closely related but are not the same. Worship almost always is confused with praise. The bible tells us about a sacrifice of praise from our lips, but there is NO sacrifice of worship. You have to want to honor or respect God [Jesus, Holy Spirit] from the genuineness of our hearts. Praise is an act of worship. ie lifting of hands, dancing, etc; while worship requires you to humble oneself to God, Jesus, or the Holy Spirit. ie, prostration, bowed head, etc. As you can see, they are different. These distinctive help us to communicate in worship towards God, Elohim and His Son, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit.
Genesis 24:26 “And the man bowed down his head, and worshipped the Lord.”
Psalm 95:6 “O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the Lord our maker.”
Jeremiah 33:11 “The voice of joy, and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom, and the voice of the bride, the voice of them that shall say, Praise the Lord of hosts: for the Lord is good; for his mercy endureth for ever: and of them that shall bring the sacrifice of praise into the house of the Lord. For I will cause to return the captivity of the land, as at the first, saith the Lord.”
Hebrews 13:15 “By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name.”
Philippians 2:9-11 “Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”
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