Our English word “worship” is often translated from two words meaning “toward” and “kiss” (or “kiss toward”). In certain cultures, it was a common practice to prostate oneself before another and kiss his feet, the hem of his garment, or the ground. This was especially done by the Persians to express reverence toward their deified kings or by the Greeks to honor their idols.
Our common English word “worship” has its origin in an old English word meaning “worth-ship.” This indicates the worth, or value, of the one being worshipped. God is worthy, or deserving, of our worship because of who he is and what he has done.
God is worthy of our worship because he is our creator, our provider and our savior. God is seeking those who will worship him. Are you seeking opportunities to worship God?