Scripture –

Revelation 5:9-10 – And they sang a new song saying,
“Worthy are you to take the scroll and open its seals,
For you were slain, and by your blood you ransomed people for God
From every tribe and language and people and nation, and you have made them a kingdom and priests to our God, and they shall reign on the earth.”

Observation –
The four living creatures and the twenty four elders fell down before the Lamb and sang a song of praise to the living Jesus. They realized that Jesus is worthy to open the scroll to reveal the events unfolding in God’s judgement and a new heaven and earth. Jesus was crucified and by his blood our sins are washed free when we place our faith and trust in His name. The gospel is for everyone, people from every tribe, language and people group. When we receive the Holy Spirit we are made priests and will reign along with King Jesus.

Application –
I must remember Jesus is worthy of all praise all the time. Jesus gave His own life willingly for my sins and paid my sin debt in full to save me from death to life. Now my response needs to be to love Jesus with all my heart, my mind and soul and to love my neighbors as myself to point others to Him. My faith walk is an active pursuit of a relationship with Jesus where I invest in my relationship with Him by striving to walk more like Him. Jesus met my greatest need for me and my life is changed and I need to share the gospel here and to the nations. We are adopted children of God who are His priests and will reign here and have eternal life with Him in heaven.

Thank you for sending Jesus to ransom me through His shed blood on the cross. Let me preach the gospel to myself daily, sing your praises and see you are worthy of everything I have to give.