And Jehoshaphat bowed his head with his face to the ground, and all Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem bowed before the Lord, worshiping the Lord.
(2 Chronicles 20:18 NKJV)
Worship is the attitude of complete surrender to God and His will.
When all the inhabitants bowed before the LORD and worshipped Him, they were showing that only God was able to bring about the victory in the battle that was soon to begin. In giving Him worship, they indicated that He alone was their Savior.
As individuals we worship the Lord in our quiet time and all throughout our day. That is a right and good thing to do because it demonstrates our personal relationship with God.
But there is something very powerful about corporate worship. Everyone as a whole were in agreement that the Lord of Lords and the King of Kings would be victorious. Their voices were united in declaring the glory of God.
By offering worship to the Lord we meditate on His goodness and think of His love for us and we worship Him in spirit and truth.
Worship is the specific act of ascribing to God the glory, majesty, honor, and worthiness which are His.
- Jerry Bridges