What is the purpose of worship? The best place to get an answer to this question is from the Bible. In Psalm 100, we can pinpoint a few thins mentioned on the purpose of worship.
Worship is service. The goal is to serve God and not ourselves. We are offering all reverence to Him. Worship is adoration. We attribute worthiness to God for who He is and what He has done. Worship establishes communion. Through worship, we commune with each other as we commune with God. Worship brings fulfillment. We belong to God, in worshipping Him we are refreshed, replenished and blessed . Jesus said that wherever two or three are gathered, He is present(Matthew 18:20).
Worship allows us to talk to and listen to God. It puts us in a place where His voice is clearer and more distinct. Talking to and listening to God may sound far-fetched or impossible. God does speak to us, and it may look different for everybody as He speaks to us differently and meets us wherever we are. Always remember that He is a gentle God.
Worship involves such a spiritual intimacy that sets believers apart from those that worship other gods. When we worship God sincerely and consistently, our spirits are encouraged to enjoy His presence over our lives.
Worship gives a new perspective. Gratitude adjusts attitude, attitude adjusts altitude. Attitude is the established ways of responding to people and situations that we have learned, based on the beliefs, values, and assumptions we hold. (Vladmir Savchuk, The Power of Praise)
When we put personal fulfillment after God’s glory, making Him a priority over everything else, we succumb to true worship.