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Should we worship God or Jesus?

As you know, the relationship between Jehovah and Jesus is as a father and son. When Jesus said, “I and my father are one” (John 10:30), he was indicating their oneness in purpose. Jehovah has trusted Jesus with wonderful responsibilities. Jesus said, “I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd layeth down his life for the sheep…Therefore doth the Father love me, because I lay down my life…This commandment received I from my Father.” (John 10: 11, 17, 18)

As our savior and shepherd of the flock we must honor Jesus. We owe him our lives. He has also provided the atoning blood that gives the believer a relationship with God, as our own Father. When we are struggling with something, we can pray to Jehovah for guidance, but we can also look to Jesus for an example and for the principles he taught.

Honoring both and seeking the help from Jehovah and from Jesus is both right and profitable.

The propriety of worshipping Jesus is confirmed in the book of Revelation. There, Jesus is depicted as a lamb that had been sacrificed and one worthy of opening the book of God’s plan. It says,

“When he had taken the book, the four living creatures and the four and twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, having each one a harp, and golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints. And they sing a new song, saying, ‘Worthy art thou to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and didst purchase unto God with thy blood men of every tribe, and tongue, and people, and nation.’” (Revelation 5:8, 9)

Do not hesitate to worship both our Lord Jesus as our Savior, and Jehovah as the Father and Creator of all good things. They work together in bringing hope and salvation.

“Worthy is the Lamb that hath been slain to receive the power, and riches, and wisdom, and might, and honor, and glory, and blessing.” (Revelation 5:12)

To learn more about what praising and worshiping looks like listen to, “Are Praise and Worship Necessary to Be a Faithful Christian?”