What Did Abraham Refer to as Worship?

In Church Attendance is Not Worship, we reflected a bit on the true meaning of worship as expressed in Abraham’s sacrifice of his son to God. In this episode, I’ll like you to reflect even more on that.

“He said to his servants, “Stay here with the donkey while I and the boy go over there. We will worship and then we will come come back to you.”
~Genesis 22:5

The word ‘worship’ evokes different imagery to different folks. For one, it is a nice concert on a cool evening; for another, it is singing a song with a slow tempo in a church cathedral and feeling goose bumps; for yet another it is the shedding of tears to God in the privacy of his closet.


However, the aim of this series is to examine genuine worship in the light of the scriptures. So far, we’ve gleaned a wealth of revelation from Abraham’s worship of God. In the twenty second chapter of the book of Genesis, we see him tell his servants that he was going to Mount Moriah to worship God. Then we saw what he meant by that – he practically killed the chap but for God’s intervention.

“…he bound his son Isaac and laid him on the altar, on top of the wood. Then he reached out his hand and took the knife to slay his son. But the angel of the Lord called out to him…”
~Genesis 22:9-11

Now that’s worship!

Reflect on this and allow it alter your paradigm on worship. Let there be a paradigm shift in your thinking, in your consciousness about worship. It’s important that you make that shift. Don’t be a part of the religious crowd today that is so shallow, so empty, so noisy, that don’t know what worship is.  Rather separate yourself unto God, and let your relationship with God acquire some depth.