Question:

A question was raised in class about worship and praise to the Holy Spirit. Can you give any passages that say we are to do so? I coudn't find any that give a specific yes or no. There are some that infer it and we can be condemned by blaspheming Him.

Answer:

Worship is something that belongs exclusively to God. "You shall worship the LORD your God, and Him only you shall serve" (Luke 4:8). We don't worship men or angels because they are not God. But the Holy Spirit is God. (See "Who is God?" for details.) As God, He deserves our praise and worship just as much as the Father and the Son. Peter even refers to the Holy Spirit as "the Spirit of glory" (I Peter 4:14). The Spirit is involved in our prayers and our salvation, and for that deserves honor from us.