Worship comes from 2 words, “worth-ship,” meaning showing of respect and esteem to a higher authority.
The key elements are fear, humility and ultimately LOVE. Fear does not mean terror, but respect for another’s awesome power and authority.
The Hebrew concept means OBEISANCE, or the status of a servant who obeys his master (Romans 6:15-16). the word “OBEY” comes from the Hebrew word “OBED”, or servant. The prophet “OBADYAH’S/OBIDIAH’S” name means “servant of YAH.”
Worship is something we perform and is seen as OBEDIENCE. Worship is not something we do only several times each week, but everyday; by adopting the “pattern of living” we see in the ten commandments.
Genesis 22:1-13: “…So Abraham said to his young men, stay here with the donkey while the boy and I go over there and worship, and come back to you.”
Abraham was told to take his son Yitshaq (Isaac), whom he loved and go to the land of Moriyah, and offer him there as an ascending offering and Abraham obeyed. When Yitshaq asked about the lamb for an ascending offering Abraham said Elohim would provide the lamb and he bound Yitshaq and laid him on the alter and stretched out his hand and took the knife to slay his son. But the messenger of Yahuah called to him from the heavens and said “do not lay your hand on the boy, for I know that you fear Elohim…”
Matthew (Mattithyahu) 4:8-11: “…all these things I shall give You if You fall down and worship me. Then Yahushua said to him, go, Satan! For it has been written, you shall worship Yahuah your Elohim, and Him alone you shall serve…”
To worship and serve Him is to be obedient to Him.