And at the end of the time I, Nebuchadnezzar, lifted my eyes to heaven, and my understanding returned to me; and I blessed the Most High and praised and honored Him who lives forever: For His dominion is an everlasting dominion, and His kingdom is from generation to generation. Daniel 4:34
The word worship comes from the Old English weorthscipe, or worthship. At the core of that word is the notion of worth, or worthiness, suggesting that our worship should only be directed to the person who is truly worthy. Many people may be worthy of our thanks, our appreciation, our gratitude, our respect—but only One is worthy of our worship.
The Bible is clear who that Person is: “I will call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised” (2 Samuel 22:4; Psalm 18:3). The pagan king, Nebuchadnezzar, realized the same thing: Only the God of the Hebrews was worthy to be praised. He came to that conclusion after a prophecy about him was fulfilled in his own experience (Daniel 4:28-37). He had witnessed the power of God through Daniel before, but this time it touched him personally.
God’s worthiness grows with the realization of His impact in our life. Praise Him today for what He has done for you.
What or whom we worship determines our behavior. John Murray
Daniel 4 – Nebuchadnezzar’s second dream