The etymology of our English word “worship” as spoken in the days of William Shakespear was actually pronounced “worth-ship.”
It’s derived from the old English word “weorp” which means to assign worth to someone. The online dictionary of etymology defined it as “significant, valuable, of value; valued, appreciated, highly thought-of, deserving, meriting; honorable, noble, of high rank; suitable for, proper, fit, capable.”
“Ship” from the old English word “sciepe” speaks to the idea or quality of being or condition…power, position, office, or skill.
Worship, therefore, assigns honor, praise, and glory to Him who is worthy and who is valued. Thus, the Psalmist proclaims: Continue reading