Worship and Praise Jesus or The Father?

John 4:20-23 YLT

(20) our fathers in this mountain did worship, and ye—ye say that in Jerusalem is the place where it behoveth to worship.' (21) Jesus saith to her, 'Woman, believe me, that there doth come an hour, when neither in this mountain, nor in Jerusalem, shall ye worship the Father; (22) ye worship what ye have not known; we worship what we have known, because the salvation is of the Jews; (23) but, there cometh an hour, and it now is, when the true worshippers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father also doth seek such to worship him;

Jesus says that The Father is to be worshipped in spirit

If you are not misguided, the answer to the question (on to whom we must channel our praise and worship) is obvious. As Christian following in the footsteps of Jesus Christ (Jehovah Messiah), we ought to praise and worship The Father as Jesus (Jehovah) does and teaches us. Jesus reiterated it to the Samaritan woman in John 4:20: we, including Jesus, Jehovah in flesh, worship The Father.

Before Jesus paved the way for us to the Father by dying in our stead, Jesus had been worshipped by all, angels and men, as Jehovah (Hebrews 1:6). (By the way, if Jesus is worshipped by all including the Angels, how could Jesus had been an Angel/special creature?) Hebrews 1:6; Philippians 2:9-11.

Hebrews 1:6 Darby

(6) and again, when he brings in the firstborn into the habitable world, he says, And let all God's angels worship him.

Philippians 2:9-11 Darby

(9) Wherefore also God highly exalted him, and granted him a name, that which is above every name, (10) that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of heavenly and earthly and infernal beings , (11) and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord to God the Father's glory.


However, we do not praise and worship The Father at church