“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.”
As the elders bow before the throne of God, they break into song just as the living creatures did before them. They declare that God is worthy to receive all good things. God is worthy of glory and honor and power. Why is God worthy of these things? He made all things. He decided, before time began, what he would make. He created all things by his will, by his power, and for his glory. He made all. He owns all. All things that exist owe to God their full allegiance.
Stop and take a moment to remember that you own nothing. Not even your own soul is your own. You were created by God. Your body belongs to God. Your money, your possessions, your emotions, your talents, your time, they all belong to God. He is worthy of all you are and all you have. Give him the praise he deserves.
Christians, once we gain an understanding of the God who is on the throne, we bow to that God and worship him. He is over all creatures. He is holy. He is Almighty. He is eternal. He is over all authorities. He is the Creator who is worthy of worship. Sing his praise. Offer him all that you have and all that you are.
If you do not know this God, you need to. He is glorious. He is majestic. He is holy. He is beautiful. Worshipping him will give you a joy that is beyond anything you can imagine. He made you. He has the right to do anything he wants with you. He offers you mercy and forgiveness for your sins. He only requires that you trust in Jesus, turning away from your sins, and he will make you into his child.