Then I fell down at his feet to worship him, but he said to me, “You must not do that! I am a fellow servant with you and your brothers who hold to the testimony of Jesus. Worship God.” For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.
After witnessing great victory and the beginning of the celebration in heaven, John is overcome and begins to worship a messenger in heaven. The messenger quickly corrects him and tells Him to only worship God.
Sometimes, when we get caught up in the emotions of it all, we can worship something or someone other than God. In moments of excitement, joy and celebration we want to pay respect and homage to something. In this case, we want to worship the messenger because the news is so good!
A few things…
-God creates incredible moments for us to celebrate and experience victory. I can’t allow the moment to mask who deserves the worship.
-As a messenger I must realize that people will inadvertently worship me. As crazy as that sounds, I must be prepared to deflect that to the Father.
God, you and only you are worthy of my worship! May I be careful to worship you and not receive worship from others because of the news I carry.