Everyone worships something. That is to say that everyone recognizes something as possessing more worth than anything else. For most people, it is self; and they spend their lives doing all they can to please themselves, obeying the desires that seem most personally beneficial or satisfying. Conversely, Christian worship is seeing that God’s worth far surpasses all things, and responding to him in a life of obedience and love.
The Bible is the story of God’s plan to redeem for himself a people who will worship him perfectly throughout eternity; and throughout salvation history, from creation to the eternal Kingdom, God has prescribed the ways that he desires to be worshipped.
He required that Adam worship him by delighting in him and guarding his creation.
He called on Abraham to worship him by believing his promises and being willing to sacrifice his only son, Isaac.
He described in detail the ways that his people, Israel, were to worship him in the Law he gave to Moses at Sinai, the heart of which were the ten commandments and the love command of Deuteronomy 6.
In the New Covenant, we now look to the New Testament and find clear, developed teaching from Christ himself and his apostles on how God’s people, the church, should lives their lives in worship of him.
Finally, in Revelation 7, we have a glimpse into the future when God’s redeemed People will know him fully and worship him forever.