Revelation 4:11 (ESV): 11 “Worthy are you, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they existed and were created.”
John began recounting his revelation by writing the letters to the seven churches dictated by Jesus himself. These letters had words of commendation, but also warning, with a promise of God’s grace if they were to repent of sin and to be faithful to Christ.
As John then described what he saw in heaven, he pictured a beautiful sight in which beasts and elders, presumably representing all of creation, surrounded God’s throne, worshipping him.
The elders had crowns, but they tossed them to the one seated on the throne, saying the words of our highlighted verse: “Worthy are you, our Lord and God to receive glory and honor and power.”
As followers of Jesus, we look forward to reaching heaven and hearing the words, “Well done, thou good and faithful servant.” We want to receive the crown awaiting us for faithful, victorious service to our King Jesus.
But He is the who is worthy of recognition and praise. So, astounded, amazing and overwhelmed by his glory, we will praise him, forgetting our own accolades.
For He alone is worthy!
He alone is worthy
To worship and adore
The Lamb of God victorious
Our risen Lord
He purchased our redemption
Our righteousness is He
Exalt the name of Jesus
He is worthyAlvin Slaughter
Heavenly Father, I worship you, for you are worthy. Thank you for the gift of your Son and the grace He purchased on Calvary. May I live a life of worship and then join the rest of your people in heaven for an eternity of worship for the Lion and the Lamb, the King of kings. Amen.