“Worthy is the Lamb who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and might and honor and glory and blessing!” Revelation 5:12
Read or listen to all of Revelation 5 today. Today we focus on the praise song of Revelation 5:12. Look carefully at verse 11 to see who is singing this song. The living beings and the elders are joined by the voice of many angles—look at how many. Myriads of myriads and thousands of thousands. This basically means an uncountable number and then some! Now look carefully as they declare that the Lamb is worthy to receive worship. Notice what they sing that he is worthy to receive in contrast to what he set aside to come to earth so that he could be the Redeemer. He came to earth in the weakness of frail humanity, yet he is omnipotent. He came to earth in great poverty, yet he has unlimited wealth. He was mocked and thought a fool, yet he has all wisdom. He died in apparent weakness on the cross and yet he is almighty. He was dishonored and discredited, yet all honor is his. He became a curse for us (Galatians 3:13) yet he is worthy of blessing. Pause and consider the contrast. Look carefully at the list. Realize the grace and humility of our King. Read Philippians 2:5-11 to gain a perspective of what is happening in this glimpse into heaven’s praise. Worthy is the Lamb who was slain to receive your praise. Thank you, Jesus. We are truly in awe of you and our voices join with those of the heavenly choir! Let your vice sing to the Lamb today!