This series explores the different “shades” of praise and worship that we see throughout the Bible. Where in English we might only see the word translated as “praise” – there are several different meanings that can apply.
Today’s worship word is TOWDAH – Pronounced to-daw’ (8426)
This worship expression uses the lifted hands to express sacrifice, specifically things given up to show thankfulness to God. In a literal sense, the picture we have of this outward worship activity is extending the hands in agreement. In the same way that we understand a handshake as a sign of agreement, the lifting of our hands in worship is an outward sign of our “agreement” with God. [Read more...]