Praise and worship as often used together by Christians have scriptural depth in meaning and action. There are controversies about the meanings of these two terms. Some say, they mean the same, while others are in opposition.
So today, we will see how we can bring out the meanings from these two concepts – praise and worship.
What is the difference between praise and worship?
Praise is the joyful recounting of God’s goodness, telling of His wondrous works and benevolence. It’s same as thanksgiving to God. In other words, it’s the offering of appreciation and show of gratitude to God. Note that praise can be offered to anyone who must have acted in a way that deserves intense appreciation and gratitude. Hence, God deserves our praise.
On the other hand, worship in an exclusive reserve of God. This is because He alone deserves our worship. It is the art of humble adoration to God alone. A true worship comes from within the heart.
Below are some of the Bible Passages that enjoin us to praise and worship God almighty.
But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. John 4:23
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. Hebrews 13:15
Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, [and] into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, [and] bless his name. Psalm 100:4
O praise the LORD, all ye nations: praise him, all ye people. Psalm 117:1
Praise ye the LORD. Praise God in his sanctuary: praise him in the firmament of his power. Psalm 150:1
The above are the major differences between praise and worship and where you can find them in the Bible.