Tuesday, October 12, 2010

More Worship

Revelation 7:12 saying, "Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and honor and power and might be to our God forever and ever! Amen."

12 λέγοντες· ἀμήν, ἡ εὐλογία καὶ ἡ δόξα καὶ ἡ σοφία καὶ ἡ εὐχαριστία καὶ ἡ τιμὴ καὶ ἡ δύναμις καὶ ἡ ἰσχὺς τῷ θεῷ ἡμῶν εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων· ἀμήν.

This is likely a favorite chapter for more hardcore dispensationalists because of the reference to the great tribulation.  I don't want to go there now because I don't have the time or expertise to dive deeply into it.  But what I do know is that I like for this blog to be more devotional.  This is a great verse to ponder as I go about my day.

Here John quotes angels that are around the scene with the central throne, the twenty-four elders, and the four living creatures.  The multitude of 144,000 from the twelve tribes (though I'm not sure what's up with mentioning Joseph since he didn't have a tribe) shout about how salvation is from the Lord and this is the response of the angels.

Do you really believe that salvation is from the Lord?  Or do you think that He just provides a means of salvation and we need to take it?  The image of God I get so far from this book is of an omnipotent, sovereign God.  He saves people.  He doesn't just make them able to be saved.  He actually does the saving.  What an awesome God!

And do you really believe that all these things are ascribed to Him?  If so, how does that change the way you live?  Do you operate in a state of awe of this incredible God we serve?  Or do you try to relegate Him to a part of your life while the rest of your life is spent on other pursuits?

God will not be put on a shelf.  It's clear that if we are in Christ then we have an eternity of worship to look forward to.  If that doesn't sound appealing then perhaps you don't know Him after all.

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