God Is Worthy

Daily Reading: Joel 1, 2; Revelation 4

“Worthy are You, our Lord and our God, to receive glory and honor and power; for You created all things, and because of Your will they existed, and were created.” (Revelation 4:11, NASB95)

Revelation 4:1-6 are all about the awesome scene around “him who sits on the throne,” which then moves to a description of the worship given to Him (Rev. 4:7-11).

  • There is none like God. His glory is described as being like precious jewels (Rev. 4:3).
  • His presence is described with lightnings and thunder and the seven Spirits of God before the throne (Rev. 4:5).
  • The sea, a place of turmoil and storm, is like glass, at peace before Him (Rev. 4:6).
  • All creation worships Him (Rev. 4:7-9).
  • The twenty-four elders, who are in His presence, though sitting on thrones, clothed in white, with crowns on their heads (Rev. 4:4), understand that all they have is a gift from Him. They use all that they have been given to worship Him (Rev. 4:10).

In this scene, He is worthy because He is the Creator of all things.

  • They were created for His purposes.
  • They were created by His will.
  • We exist because of Him.

This means that we owe Him our very lives; therefore, we should seek His will and live according to His purposes. The next scene will describe God’s Son who is worthy to be worshipped because He redeemed us (Rev. 5:12). Both the Father and Son are worshipped as Sovereign over all (Rev. 5:13-14). Do you realize that God is worthy of all praise? Do you worship Him by living your life according to His purpose and plan?

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