Worship The Lord! Revelation 4:8-11
The Word of Grace Devotion for December 13, 2021
Worship The Lord!
Revelation 4:8-11, "Each of these living beings had six wings, and their wings were covered all over with eyes, inside and out. Day after day and night after night they keep on saying, “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God, the Almighty— the one who always was, who is, and who is still to come.” 9Whenever the living beings give glory and honor and thanks to the one sitting on the throne (the one who lives forever and ever), 10the twenty-four elders fall down and worship the one sitting on the throne (the one who lives forever and ever). And they lay their crowns before the throne and say, 11“You are worthy, O Lord our God, to receive glory and honor and power. For you created all things, and they exist because you created what you pleased.” NLT
Beloved, as we approach the remembrance and celebration of our Savior’s birth we notice from Scripture that one of the best ways to celebrate Christ’s birth is through worship. So how can we worship the Lord?
First of all, worship is often misunderstood. Contrary to popular belief, worship does not begin and end with the singing portion of our church services. Worship is also not limited to bowing in reverence to God.
Hence, worship is to be more than a temporary experience on Sunday morning. True worship is a constant act of praising God, which is expressed in song, in service, in giving, and in living. The true worship of God is a lifestyle where we give our lives to the Lord. Romans 12:1–2 says, “I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. 2Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.”
Beloved, like the 24 elders in the Book of Revelation we can worship the Lord in song and in praise. But we can and should continue to worship the Lord in service, in giving, and in living the Gospel so that all can see and know the true living God!
I pray that you will have a blessed week and Christmas Season! I love you and I will be praying for you!