May 2

Written by Bill Grandi on May 2nd, 2022

Today begins a task I’m not sure I’ll finish. I’m not sure I’m up to it frankly. The past two weeks of posts have been about Revelation 1-3. Today begins chapter 4. Chapter 4 I understand, grasp and stand in awe. The rest of Revelation I think I will just be in awe. No understanding. No grasping (except at straws). So I’m not sure how far into Revelation I will go.

Revelation 4 can be summarized in one word: worship. Two places words of worship are used: verse 8 and verse 11.

It starts with John being told to “come up here” and he would be shown some marvelous things.  What is he captured by? The One on the throne who is then surrounded by 24 thrones with each throne occupied. Light shoots out from the one throne and 4 animals appear: a lion, a calf, a creature with a face like a man, and a flying eagle.

Their purpose? Worship.

Then the 24 elders who were on the 24 thrones were also moved.

Their purpose? Worship.

Makes one wonder what my purpose is. No, I don’t wonder. Led by 4 creatures and 24 elders, I have my purpose: worship. My life in heaven will be dominated by worship. That should say what my life on earth should be dominated by. This should be practice time, preparing me for a lifetime of praise and adoration.

“Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God…Worthy are You…to receive glory and honor and praise.”



8 Comments so far ↓

  1. So true, Bill. So true!

  2. Indeed, we were created to worship God, Bill. May we get lots of practice here on earth.

  3. Ryan S. says:

    Bill, No doubt our purpose is created for worship. I definitely need more practice. Worship is more than a few good songs on a Sunday morning or while driving in the car… Worship is a lifestyle a state of being. God may my life be a life of worship that honors you!

    Ryan S.

    • Bill Grandi says:

      You are so right Ryan. worship is more than a couple of songs or even an hour on a Sunday. It is a lifestyle.

  4. gail says:

    Father, will you help me to change my lifestyle into a life of worship, that gives you the praise, honor, and glory that is yours, and yours alone.
    Holy, Holy, Holy
    Lord God Almighty,
    who was, who is
    and who is to come

    • Bill Grandi says:

      That is a daring prayer to pray Gail! He will take you up on it. 🙂