Bible Question:

I cannot betray the Father God by loving anyone more than Him. I believe in Jesus and the Holy Spirit, but in my heart I worship only the Father. Am I wrong?

Bible Answer:

There is nothing wrong with worshipping God the Father and Jesus Christ. In the verses that follow you will see that many worshiped Jesus when He was here on this earth.

Magi Worshiped Jesus

The first people who worshiped Jesus were the magi. They had come to Jerusalem looking for Jesus and they were directed to Bethlehem. Once they arrived, here is what they did.

And they came into the house and saw the Child with Mary His mother; and they fell down and worshiped Him. (NASB) Matthew 2:11

Now was this a mistake by these men? The answer is no.

Disciples Worshiped Jesus

Even Jesus’ disciples worshiped Jesus.

And those who were in the boat worshiped Him, saying, “You are certainly God’s Son!” (NASB) Matt. 14:33

And they departed quickly from the tomb with fear and great joy and ran to report it to His disciples. And behold, Jesus met them and greeted them. And they came up and took hold of His feet and worshiped Him. (NASB) Matt. 28:8-9

Jesus’ disciples worshiped Jesus and He never told them to stop or that they had sinned. The first passage helps us understand how to worship. Worship is not just singing songs. Worship is giving honor to God with our lips. Worship is not just emotions. It is praise. It is giving glory to God.

All of Us Should Worship Him

So it is not surprising that the apostle Paul encourages us to worship Jesus in the book of Philippians.

. . . for we are the true circumcision, who worship in the Spirit of God and glory in Christ Jesus and put no confidence in the flesh . . . (NASB) Philippians 3:3

Angels Worship Jesus

The angels worship Jesus too.

And when He again brings the first-born into the world, He says, “AND LET ALL THE ANGELS OF GOD WORSHIP HIM.” (NASB) Heb 1:6


If the disciples worshiped Jesus, if we are encouraged to worship Jesus, and if the angels have worshiped Jesus, then we can worship too! In fact, we worship God the Father, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit in our songs and when we speak or write things that give them honor. Holy, holy, Holy!