Read the New Testament in a year, one chapter a day, five days a week

Day 242/260: Read Revelation 4

We are told at the very beginning of the book of Revelation that the language is symbolic. “And he sent and signified it by His angel to His servant John” (Revelation 1:1). It is important to remember this important fact as we read the book.

This is the great throne scene depicting God on the throne, the Almighty being worshiped by His creation. The twenty-four elders around the throne represent the twelve tribes of the old covenant and the twelve apostles of the new covenant.

The text says in verse 4 that the elders “had crowns of gold on their heads,” and in verse 10 that they “cast their crowns before the throne.” This act of casting their crowns shows humility, a recognition of the fact that any power they may claim to comes from God.

Their words of praise in verse 11 should forever be on the lips of God’s people:

“You are worthy, O Lord,
To receive glory and honor and power;
For You created all things,
And by Your will they exist and were created.”

May we never forget that God alone is worthy of our worship!

Memory (Copy into a notebook 5-10 times)

Revelation 4:11. “You are worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power; for You created all things, and by Your will they exist and were created.”

Pray

Pray a prayer of praise for God, the Almighty Creator!

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