Many Christians today sing and dance when chorister are singing during service but they can not differntiate between worship and praise since both goes hand in hand but quite different.
To really understand the difference between praise and worship we need to go deep in to our bible. Only bible can solve this and give us definite answer.
According to Hebrew word, Worship is 'Shachah' which means "prostrate, homage to royalty or God, obeisance and do reverence.
According to Greek word of worship, 'Proskyneō' means "prostrate oneself in homage,do reverence to, adore like a dog licking his master’s hand"
Worship in it simplest meaning is a heart of humbleness towards God "like a dog adore or lick his master hand."
No body can never be like our God, he is our God, he created us in his Image and likeness, we need to worship God for who He is to us. Our God is superior in every ways which shows the key difference to any other gods.
It is our duty to worship him,even angel in heaven sing "holy,holy " to worship his name. Worship in spirt has to do with spiritual nature, Bible says “God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth” you can never fake worship, it comes from deep devotion, love and understanding who God is.
The Bible makes it clear that Our God is full of jealous, we are NOT to Worship any other gods such as Materials and money, false gods,Angels or spirit and people.
Worship take place in your heart when you praise God while praises like singing, dancing is an act you express physically before God for his kindness and faithfulness towards your life.
Praises Has Seven Unique Words According to Hebrew Language.
" YADAH means the extended hand of worship."
" Oh that men would praise (yadah) the Lord for His goodness, and for His wonderful works to the children of men."
"And she conceived again, and bore a son: and she said, Now will I praise(yadah) the LORD: therefore she called his name Judah; and left bearing."
"I will praise(yadah) thee, O LORD, among the people: and I will sing praises unto thee among the nations."
"Hallal" coined from "Hallelujah"
which means to celebrate and give glory."
"Blessed be the name of the LORD from this time forth and forevermore."
"From the rising of the sun unto the going down of the same the LORD's name is to be praised (Hallal)."
"I will call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised(Hallal): so shall I be saved from mine enemies."
"My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness; and my mouth shall praise(Hallal) thee with joyful lips:"
"SHABACH means shout it loud how good God is to us"
"One generation shall praise (shabach) Thy works to another and declare Thy mighty acts."
" TOWDAH is a word filled with praise an confession of God's power in all circumstances.
“Enter into His gates with thanksgiving (Towdah), And into His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him, and bless His name"
"Offer unto God praise (towdah) and pay thy vows unto the Most High.”
" BARAK use mostly use in a time of prayer to praise and worship God"
I will bless (barak) the Lord at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth.
"O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the LORD our maker."
" ZAMAR means worship and praise God with musical instruments"
"So will I sing praise unto thy name forever, that I may daily perform my vows."
"Be exalted O Lord, in Thine own strength, so will we sing and praise (zamar) Thy power.
"TEHILLAH means singing as a form of praise and spoken words"
"To grant to those who mourn in Zion, Giving them a garland instead of ashes, The oil of gladness instead of mourning, The mantle of praise (tehillah) instead of the spirit of fainting, So they shall be called oaks of righteousness, The planting of the Lord, that He may be glorified."
"Who is like unto thee, O LORD, among the gods? who is like thee, glorious in holiness, fearful in praises, doing wonders?"
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