How many ways are there to worship God?
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Question: How many different ways are there to worship the great God?
Answer: The first thing we need to consider before we approach the Creator of the universe is our attitude. Jesus told the woman at the well, recorded in John 4, something profound in this regard. He states that those who wish to worship God MUST do so in spirit and in truth (John 4:24).
Many scriptures command that we reverence God such as Genesis 35:1, Exodus 15:1, 1Chronicles 16:29, Haggai 1:8, Mark 1:44 among several others. There are at least SEVEN types or ways of worshipping in scripture.
Praise and Thanksgiving
We can worship our Creator through a grateful declaration, either in public or private. This declaration can also be made through prayer (Ephesians 5:20).
A very special praise and thanking to the Lord took place when Solomon completed the temple, with voices and MANY instruments of music praising the God of heaven (2Chronicles 5:13).
We can worship our Maker through songs like the Psalms. King David especially called on people to make a joyful shout to the Lord and to come before him with singing on our lips (Psalm 100:1-2, see also James 5:13 and Colossians 3:16).
King David not only offered sacrifices to God when the Ark of the Covenant was brought to Jerusalem, he also danced (1Samuel 6:12 - 14)! There was dancing for joy when the sea, through a miracle, killed Pharaoh and his army as they were pursuing the fleeing children of Israel (Exodus 15:20 - 21).