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Worshipping in both song and dance is a Biblically appropriate way to praise our Lord.  For example, David is famous for dancing while praising the Lord (see 1Sam 30:16; 2Sam 6:14-16).  Later David wrote of praising the Lord in dance in the Psalms, including Psa 30:11; 149:3; 150:4. Also, the prophet Jeremiah foretells of a time when the nation of Israel will be restored to their land under the New Covenant, and they will respond by praising the Lord in dances (Jer 31:4, 13).

On the other hand, the fact that dancing in praise is Biblical doesn't necessarily mean that all dancing during worship is appropriate. To borrow from Solomon (Eccl 3:4), there is a time for dancing and there are also times to remain still.  When a person wishes to engage in dance during a worship service, their behavior must be guided by love and according to three general Biblical principles.

First, the incorporation of dance into a worship service must be done with consideration given to the need for good order in the worship service. Paul teaches clearly in 1Cor 14 that group participation in the worship service is to be encouraged, but he also cautions that the service must be in done in an orderly manner (v. 40).  

If the introduction of dancing brings a degree of disorder or disharmony in the body (i.e., disrupts the service or impedes worship for others), then it should be rejected as inappropriate.  Under these circumstances, dancing is inappropriate not because it is wrong in itself but because in the way it is practiced, it is not edifying.

Secondly, the practice of dancing during worship must be approved by the elders of the church. No two church gatherings are exactly the same, and the Spirit will lead different congregations to adopt different expressions in worship.  Consequently, dancing in worship will better fit some cultures than others, and it falls to the church leaders (i.e., the elders) to determine which practices are best suited to a particular congregation. In the end, Christians are expected to be in submission to their leaders (Heb 13:17).

Should the leadership of a particular church prohibit dancing, the congregation should respect that judgment. Similarly, where dancing is permitted the congregation should accept the practice. If someone insists on dancing during worship against the elders' wishes, their worship is fruitless since it is an act of disobedience against the church leadership and therefore cannot please the Lord.

Finally, dancing in praise must be done with a heart to see God receive glory and praise rather than for the purpose of receiving attention. Someone with a sincere heart to praise God through dance won't seek the attention of a crowd, nor will the person demand a prominent place in the gathering.  Such a person will be just as happy to dance in a back corner of the sanctuary as on the front stage.  If a person desires attention for themselves through this spectacle, then they have ceased praising God truly and are seeking praise for themselves. 

Based on these three principles, we advise churches considering praise dancing to consider the following conditions:

1. The church leadership should pray concerning this activity and be confident that it is the Holy Spirit's direction to introduce dancing into congregational worship.  The introduction of dance should be a purposely, thoughtful, prayerful decision on the part of the leadership.

2. The congregation should be given a choice of attending another service without dancing to ensure that those who are distracted by the practice have opportunity to praise the Lord without impediment.

3. Dancing should be limited to a prescribed manner and time during worship, and it should be confined to a limited area of the room, preferably at the rear of the sanctuary to ensure the dancers don't receive undue attention or disrupt the order of the service.

Praise and Worship Based on the Bible (Part 2.1)


Praise and glorification are the inner response of the heart to the perceived revelation of the majesty and power of God and are expressed through the external physical manifestation of spiritual sensations and perceptions. To be true, it must be manifested.

If we reflect a little on some of the components of those forms of worship that we have just noted above, we can identify some of them for ourselves:

1. EXTERNAL SOUNDS (A possible exception to this may be Barak - bowing in awe). We can sing, shout, proclaim, rattle, clap, and so on. etc.

2. PHYSICAL ACTION. Praise is something we DO! Praise requires physical participation. You cannot be idle while praising the Lord.

3. EMOTIONAL SURGE. Praise of God is primarily a spiritual activity, but it still has a certain emotional connotation. Many Christians are very concerned about showing emotions.
They always try to suppress them, considering such things to be manifestations of the flesh. The biblical concept of praise and glorification requires positive, controlled emotional expression.
God has given us feelings and emotions, and they should be used to glorify Him. David says that we must bless the Lord "...with all our inwardness" (Psalm 102:1). This includes our emotions.
Human feelings must be expressed in some way. If we do not secure the proper release of our feelings, then they will manifest themselves negatively. Praising God is the best way to release our emotions. This is God's appointed way!

4. AWE. True reverence has always been an essential part of praise. Every true display of praise and praise must be reverent and reverent. Reverence is an expression of respect for someone. We must never allow praise and praise to turn into irreverence through the display of any excess. Praise to God is NOT a means of raising our spirits and our own joy, although of course we express it with joy.
However, in all this there should be an expression of reverence and reverence for God. In displaying our emotions, which are quite natural and consistent with the Bible, we must always be careful not to go to extremes and not make a performance out of worship.

Praise is basically an expression of admiration and approval (for example: “God thank You for being my Creator”, etc. ). In its fullest sense, it also includes showing gratitude and giving thanks for the favor or favor received (for example: "Lord, You are beautiful and wonderful, there is none more merciful than You"). Therefore, praise and thanksgiving are often combined together.

However, praise in the very essence of its manifestation does not include gratitude and gratitude (“no mercy is on you” - description of qualities), because it (praise) is an expression of admiration for someone, regardless of the received favor or mercy, that is, for who someone really is ("You are my Creator" - who He is).

Praise God, then, basically refers to praising His person for who He is ("You are my Creator"), rather than for what He has done for us ("there is none more merciful than You").

1 Chronicles 16:23-27 Sing to the Lord, all you earth, proclaim his salvation from day to day. 24 Proclaim to the Gentiles His glory, to all nations His wonders, 25 for the Lord is great and praiseworthy ( immeasurably strong) , more terrible than all gods. 26 For all the gods of the nations are nothing, but the Lord created the heavens. 27 Glory and majesty before him, power and joy in his place. 28 Render to the Lord, O nations of the nations, render to the Lord glory and honour, 29 render to the Lord the glory of his name.

Praise begins, first of all, with an inner awareness of someone's dignity. Likewise, you cannot praise someone if you only admire their virtues in your heart and mind, so praise is also an action. As a result, there is an outward expression of your approval, so praise is not praise until it manifests itself outwardly. As long as the feeling remains in the heart and mind, it will be admiration, but when it manifests itself in a visible way, then it will be praise.


There are many biblical ways in which we can express our praise to God:

exclamation and jubilation, rattling, playing musical instruments, in song with the mind and spirit, in individual and group spiritual dance, joy, laughter, crying gratitude, standing, sitting, kneeling and prostrating, with hands raised up, applause, procession and jumping for joy and even silence.

Now we will look at some of them. Perhaps our list will not be exhaustive, since there are much more places in Scripture regarding the options for glorification, perhaps you can find a lot of other options and opportunities for expressing praise to God that are consistent with Scripture.

I believe that God wants every Christian to be spiritually liberated enough to praise God in every possible way found in the Bible.

Remember that these manifestations of praise are essential and acceptable only if they really reflect the state of our heart . In other words, praise and glorification does not consist only in the fact that we mechanically repeat something, experiencing certain feelings. But they are a means of expressing our admiration, thanksgiving, and reverence that comes from our heart. And if you realize that there is praise and thanksgiving in your heart that has not yet been given the opportunity to manifest properly, then I advise you to study the various ways of expressing it with the goal of starting to praise God in the way that your heart.

Review the marked Scripture passages and prayerfully consider their content and meaning, and then do (DO) likewise. For example, if you are studying a passage in the Bible about shouting to the Lord, then shout something to Him. You may find great relief when you do this. Something within you will be released. Great joy will fill you as you become obedient to God and begin to praise Him in the way He intended in His Word.

It is very important to practice these principles every time. So:


Annunciation. - glorifying the Lord with a loud voice in a conversational tone. From the word "broadcast", which means "to speak".

Psalm 70:23,24 My mouth rejoices when I sing to You, and my soul, whom You delivered. And every day my tongue will proclaim your righteousness...

Psalm 25:7 To proclaim
with the voice of praise and tell all your wonders

David constantly proclaimed the praise of God. He noted:

Psalm 27:7 The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and he helped me, and my heart rejoiced; and I will glorify Him with my song

We also need to develop this inclination in ourselves - to meditate on the Lord and magnify Him. Start each day by praising God. Tell Him how wonderful He is and how much you love Him. Thank Him for the new day and for the fact that He will be with you throughout the day. Sing to Him a song of praise and thanksgiving. Use your voice, your lips and tongue. Make them instruments of your praise.
You will be surprised how quickly you can develop a penchant for worship.

Psalm.33:2 I will bless the Lord at all times; his praise is always in my mouth.

Psalm. 39: 17 Yes, everyone is happy and amused by you everyone who is looking for you, and your loving salvation and They say unceasingly: "Great Lord!

Psalm. 9: 2 I will be praise You, O Lord, with all my heart, proclaim all your wonders

exclamation . The verbal praise of which we have just spoken requires the loudness of only the conversational tone. We converse with God and tell him our opinions of Him and express our gratitude, but there come times when we really need to cry out to the Lord. "...SHOUT TO GOD with a voice of joy" (Psalm 46:2).

* Exclamation - exultation, joy; exclaim - shout, scream.

*Exaltation (exaltation) - delight, excitement, exaltation, increase.

Many conservative people are very opposed to exclamation or any kind of noise. They consider it indecent. Some even remarked that "There is no need to cry out to God, He is not deaf!"
To statements of this kind, we can reply that "God is also not nervous or irritated by this!"
There is a time and a place for joyful noise and shouting of praise. We should not be afraid of this when such a moment comes.

Psalm 99:2 Go before Him with an exclamation

Psalm 32:3 sing a new song to Him;

Lev.9:23,24 0029 exclaimed with joy

Psal. 5: 12 and all those who trust in you will be rejoiced, will forever rejoice ...

1 kingdoms 4: 5 and when the ark arrived the covenant of the Lord into the camp, all Israel raised such a strong cry that the earth groaned


*Proclaim - pronounce loudly, solemnly; announce, proclaim, proclaim, declare, proclaim, exclaim, shout

Psalm.59:17,18 And I will sing of your power and from early morning proclaim your mercy; for you have been my protection and refuge in the day of my distress. My strength! I will sing you ; for God is my intercessor, my God who has mercy on me

Psalm 31:11 Rejoice in the Lord and rejoice righteous ones; Grive , all right heart


Psalm. 34: 27 Yes, rejoice (exclaim, rejoice, proclaim) and I have fun (triumph) My ...

Psalm 131:9,16 Thy priests shall be clothed with righteousness, and Thy saints Explosive (exclaimed, rejoice, proclaim) ... and the saints will rejoice (exclaimed, rejoice, proclaim)

Isaiah 12: 6 Fun and rejoice in (rejoice in
(rejoice exclaim, rejoice, proclaim), inhabitant of Zion; for great is the Holy One of Israel in your midst

Singing. Singing is one of the simplest and most natural responses to the greatness of God. This is a spontaneous expression of joyful emotions. It has always been an essential manifestation of the praise of God's people.

Immediately after leaving Egypt, when God led them through the Red Sea, Miriam led the glorification of the people of Israel, who praised Him for deliverance from the persecution of enemies. Example:

Exod.15:21 And Miriam sang before them; sing to the Lord; for he was highly exalted, and cast his horse and its rider into the sea

There are many passages in Scripture that speak of hymns. We present some of them:

2 Kings 22:50 For that I will praise you, Lord, between foreigners, and I will to sing

Psalm. 7: 17 I glorify the Lord, I am glorify and I sing the name of the Lord Most High

Psalm. 9:12 Sing to the Lord who lives in Zion...
Psalm 12:6 ... I will sing to the Lord who has blessed me
Psal.20:14 Be exalted, O Lord, by thy strength; we will sing and glorify your might
Psalm 25:6 ... would sing and sing to the Lord
Psalm 29:5 praise His holy memory
Psalm.32:3 Sing a new song to him; sing to Him harmoniously, with an exclamation
Psalm. 46:7,8 Sing to our God, sing; sing to our King, sing. For God is the king of all the earth; sing all wisely
Psal.59:17 And I will sing of Your power and proclaim Your mercy from early morning;
Psalm 60:8 And I will sing your name forever, fulfilling my vows every day praise

There are many more scriptural references that refer to singing, but this is enough to show how important it is.
Chanting is a sign of joy, indicating the satisfaction of vital needs.
This is a completely positive expression of emotions that contributes to the good of a person.
God is pleased to hear when we praise Him in song.


Ephesians 5:19 and Col. 3:16 tell us to sing psalms, hymns, hymns, and spiritual songs to the Lord.

Ephesians 5:18,19 be filled with the Spirit, 19 edifying yourselves with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and singing in your hearts to the Lord,

Col 3:16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, with all wisdom; teach and admonish one another with psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, singing in grace to the Lord in your hearts.

*Psalms provided a wealth of material for worship in song, from old traditional hymns to contemporary songs.

*The hymns (doxology) have also been a great blessing to the Church, inspiring her and perfecting praise.

* spiritual chants are different from the previous ways of praise. Such hymns are given by the Holy Spirit and are sung spontaneously, as the Spirit provides the person with both words and melody, both in their native language and in "an unfamiliar language."

From the above examples, we can conclude that hymns can be exalted:

1) in the common language, in which case they are sung "...with the mind" (1 Cor. 14:15).

2) in "an unknown language" and in this case the human mind remains "without fruit" (1 Cor. 14:14).

1 Cor 14:14,15 For when I pray in [an unknown] tongue, even though my spirit prays, my mind remains without fruit. What to do? I will pray with the spirit, I will also pray with the mind; I will sing with the spirit, and I will sing with the mind.

In the case of singing in the spirit, the mind does not perceive what is being sung, although it intuitively knows that the Holy Spirit glorifies and exalts God, often with "angelic tongues" (1 Corinthians 13:1). In both cases, these chants are completely unplanned and occur spontaneously. These songs are driven by faith. The singer listens to the Holy Spirit, who works in his spirit, and with faith follows the melody and words that He gives him to pronounce.

Splatter . To rattle - to make, make ringing sounds, sound from impact, contact (about metal objects). To produce ringing sounds by striking, by contact of metal objects with smth. or with each other; make sounds by striking the strings of a musical instrument; to rattle, to tinkle, to jingle, to play, to clang, to ring, to strum.

Judge 5:3 ... I sing, I rattle to the Lord God of Israel

tell of all His miracles

Musical instruments were often used in Scripture to express praise and worship. And today they can play a significant role in worship.

We are commanded the following:

Ps. Praise Him with timbrel and lyric, praise Him on strings and organ. Praise Him with resounding cymbals, praise Him with resounding cymbals

Musicians who use their gifts to glorify God should be diligent in doing so. They must play "smoothly (skillfully)" on their instruments (Psalm 32:3). It does not necessarily have to refer to precision in execution.
It's not just about using your natural gift. To a greater extent, this refers to spiritual skill. Gift and skill should be manifested not only in the correct playing of a musical instrument, but also in the transmission of the mood and promptings of the Holy Spirit. We call it "playing in the Holy Spirit". Examples:

A. DAVID'S ABILITY TO PLAY THE HARP drove away evil spirits from Saul.

1 Samuel 16:23 And when a spirit from God was on Saul, David took the harp and played, and it became more joyful and better for Saul, and the evil spirit departed from him.

B. MUSICIANS CAN CREATE AN ATMOSPHERE that promotes spiritual gifts.

2 Kings 3:14-16 And Elisha said, As the Lord of hosts lives, before whom I stand! ... call me a harper. And when the harper played the harp, then the hand of the Lord touched Elisha, 16 and he said: Thus says the Lord ... (Elisha began to prophesy; prophecy is a spiritual gift (1 Cor 12: 4- 10 .11).

V. 4000 MUSICIANS PRAISE GOD on their instruments during the dedication of Solomon's temple (1 Chr.23:5).

1 Chronicles 23:3-5,30 ... and the Levites were numbered, from thirty years old and upward ... 4 Of them [appointed] to work in the house of the Lord ... 5 ... four thousand who glorify the Lord on [musical] tools he made for glorification. ...30 so that every morning they stand to give thanks and praise the Lord, also in the evening ...


Rev. 14:2,3 And I heard a voice from heaven, like the sound of many waters and like the sound of great thunder; and heard the voice of harp players, as it were, playing their harp: they sing, as it were, a new song before the throne ...

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King Solomon's parable, where all the wisdom of the world is collected

When King Solomon descended from the mountain, after meeting the sunrise, those gathered at the foot said: - You are a source of inspiration for us. Your words change hearts. And your wisdom enlightens the mind. We yearn to listen to you. Tell us who are we? He smiled and said, “You are the light of the world. You are stars. You are the temple of truth. The universe is in each of you. Dive your mind into your heart, question your heart, listen through your love. Blessed are those who know the language of God.

— What is the meaning of life?

— Life is a path, a goal and a reward. Life is a dance of love. Your purpose is to flourish. TO BE is a great gift to the world. Your life is the history of the universe. And therefore life is more beautiful than all theories. Treat life like a holiday, because life is valuable in itself. Life is made up of the present. And the meaning of the present is to be in the present.
— Why do misfortunes follow us?
What you sow is what you reap. Unhappiness is your choice. Poverty is a human creation. And bitterness is the fruit of ignorance. By accusing, you lose strength, and by lusting, you dissipate happiness. Wake up, for a beggar is one who is not self-aware. And those who do not find the Kingdom of God inside are homeless. The one who wastes time becomes poor. Don't make life a waste. Don't let the crowd ruin your soul. May wealth not be your curse.

— How to overcome adversity?

— Do not judge yourself. For you are divine. Don't compare or divide. Thank you for everything. Rejoice, for joy works wonders. Love yourself, for everyone loves those who love themselves. Bless the dangers, for the brave find bliss. Pray in joy and misfortune will bypass you. Pray, but don't bargain with God. And know that praise is the best prayer, and happiness is the best food for the soul.

— What is the path to happiness?

— Happy are those who love, happy are those who give thanks. Happy are the peaceful. Happy are those who find heaven in themselves. Happy are those who give with joy, and happy are those who receive gifts with joy. Happy seekers. Happy are the awakened ones. Happy are those who listen to the voice of God. Happy are those who fulfill their destiny. Happy are those who know Unity. Happy are those who have tasted the contemplation of God. Happy are those who are in harmony. Happy are the beauties of the world who see through. Happy are those who open themselves to the sun. Happy flowing like rivers. Happy ready to accept happiness. Happy are the wise. Happy are those who realize themselves. Happy are those who love themselves. Happy are those who praise life. Happy are the creators. Happy free. Happy are those who forgive.

— What is the secret of abundance?

— Your life is the greatest treasure in the treasury of God. And God is the treasure of the human heart. The wealth within you is inexhaustible, and the abundance around you is limitless. The world is rich enough for everyone to become rich. So the more you give, the more you get. Happiness is at your doorstep. Open to abundance. And turn everything into the gold of life. Blessed are those who find treasures within themselves.

— How to live in the light?

— Drink from every moment of life, for unlived life breeds sorrow. And know what is inside, so is outside. The darkness of the world comes from the darkness in the heart. Happiness is the sunrise. Contemplation of God is dissolution in the light. Enlightenment is the radiance of a thousand suns. Blessed are those who thirst for light.

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