To clarify one matter initially, when I refer to “worship,” I am referring to a distinct activity. Sometimes people speak of all of life as worship, such that going to work is worship, playing basketball is worship, or practicing the piano is worship. It is indeed proper to honor God in all of our endeavors, as we’ll consider below, but worship is a distinct activity in which we set aside other tasks and set our minds and hearts fully upon the Lord, in order to receive his word and to respond to him with prayer and song—in private, in families, and especially in the corporate worship of the church on the Lord’s Day. In the many biblical texts about worship mentioned in the following paragraphs, and in several more discussed in the next chapter, the repeated exhortations to call upon the Lord, sing to the Lord, praise the Lord, and other similar practices provide abundant evidence that God takes special delight in the distinct activity of worship.

VanDrunen, David. God’s Glory Alone—The Majestic Heart of Christian Faith and Life: What the Reformers Taught…and Why It Still Matters (The Five Solas Series) (p. 99). Zondervan. Kindle Edition.