Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Tuesday, December 20th: Revelation 4-6 ~ Danae

Today's passage from the Bible In a Year Reading Plan is Revelation 4-6

To read Revelation & understand everything that is described is not easy, even impossible but what is very clear is the glory of God. A time will come where “every knee will bow.”

Rev 4:11-
You are worthy, our Lord & God, to receive glory & honor & power, for you created all things, & by your will they were created & have their being.

In chapter 4 verses 2-8 we read of God sitting on his throne, the glory of his throne & the creatures surrounding him. These creatures spend their time worshipping him.

“Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty, who was, & is, & is to come” (vs 8)

In fact, the verse says “day & night they never stop saying: Holy, holy, holy…”. They recognized God's greatness & all that is left is to worship.

How often do we go a “day & night” without stopping to even think about God. So wrapped up in our lives & busyness we don't have time to reflect on God's glory & who he is. But when we stop to consider who God is & what he did for us, how can we not?

Chapter 5 continues with, “the voices of many angels, numbering thousands upon thousands, & ten thousand times ten thousand, encircling the throne” (vs 11). If we can even begin to imagine this, think of the awesomeness of it.

This is what our God is worthy of, a lifetime of worship & honor. Not just a quick, tired thought at the end of the day.

As we approach Christmas, what a great time to be reminded of this. While God is so great that he has armies of angels worshipping him, he came down to earth to meet us. To make a way that we too can know him & worship. Let's not get so wrapped up in the celebration that we forget Who we are celebrating. From the big answers of prayer to the small intricacies of a snowflake’s design, let's recognize God in everything & glorify him.

“Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty!”

Tomorrow's Bible In a Year Passage: Revelation 7-9

1 comment:

Tammy said...

God's holiness is so far beyond our comprehension. Truly, He is alone is worthy.

Thanks for the Christmas thoughts as well, timely!