12/21/18 Praising Him

READING: Revelation 14-18

“Great and awe-inspiring are your works, Lord God, the Almighty; just and true are your ways, King of the nations.”
Revelation 15:3

I cannot imagine what heaven will be like when we gather around God’s throne and praise Him forever. My human mind simply cannot comprehend what that might look like or sound like – though I look forward to it!  The best I can do is read the book of Revelation and eavesdrop on the praises of conquering followers of Christ throughout that book. In today’s reading, victors sing this song of praise:

Great and awe-inspiring are your works, Lord God, the Almighty; just and true are your ways, King of the nations.
Lord, who will not fear and glorify your name? For you alone are holy.
All the nations will come and worship before you because your righteous acts have been revealed
. (Rev. 15:3-4)

I must admit, though, that even these words leave me filled with expectant wonder. Think about all the reasons to praise God, according to these verses. He alone is God. His works evoke awe; just look around at nature, and it’s hard not to marvel. His ways are perfect and righteous; nothing He does is ever wrong. He alone is holy – in fact, He defines holiness.

It’s no wonder, then, that the nations will worship Him for who He is and what He’s done. It’s right that we would fear Him in wonder and glorify Him with all our being. That means that my praises of Him during this Christmas season are only a prelude to eternity . . . and that’s incredibly exciting! 

ACTION STEPS: 

  • Just praise God today for who He is.
  • Follow Him with great respect and awe today.

PRAYER: “God, You alone are God. You are holy. I praise You.”  

TOMORROW’S READING: Revelation 19-22