The four and twenty elders fall down before him that sat on the throne, and worship him that liveth for ever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne, saying, Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created. Revelation 4:10-11
The Greek word here for “worthy” refers to weighing in a balance. It brings the sense of knowing what something weighs, and therefore, what it is worth. It is used to in the sense of a person deserving of something. We use the phrase “worth his/her weight in gold.”
Jesus is deserving of all the glory, honor, and power. The implication then is that Jesus is the only one that deserves to be worshiped, and honored and to hold power. This clearly runs counter to what men today think. While man is constantly attempting to gather power and honor to himself, He is usurping what deservedly belongs to Jesus alone.
Even many Christians are caught up in this dangerous pursuit. However, because Jesus is the only one that is worthy of honor and power, let us never be found giving worship to any other, or seeking it for ourselves.
Jesus deserves glory and honor and power for several reasons, first, because He is God. Also, He has earned our worship by overcoming and paying for our redemption. “And when he had taken the book, the four beasts and four and twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them harps, and golden vials full of odours, which are the prayers of saints. And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation; And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth. Revelation 5:8-10.
From what we read in Revelation, we realize that we will spend eternity worshiping and praising our Lord. There is no reason to wait until then. We can and should be worshiping and praising Him now. If we truly believe what is written in God’s Word, then we will want to do no less.
We also realize that, while the unbelieving world does not now worship Him and give Him His due, there is coming a day when every knee will bow and every tongue confess that He is Lord of lords and King of kings. “Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;” Philippians 2:9-10.
Today is the day to start worshiping Jesus. He is worthy of all our praise and honor and glory and power. Do not hesitate to start giving to Him His due.