When you think of Revelation, you probably think of dragons, multi-headed creatures, blood, apocalypse, battles, destruction, and earthly disasters. But one thing I have noticed is there is more worship in Revelation than anywhere else in the Bible short of Psalms.
Being a sports fan, I recognize this kind of worship. It is the worship of a victor. The kind of worship reserved for those who have conquered and showed great ability to overcome a foe. It is the kind of worship that confirms that God is truly the best and greatest and that there is none like him.
Worship songs in modern American culture are often love songs with God’s name in place of a lover’s name. This is a nice sentiment but I don’t see that played out very often in scripture. The worship we see taking place in heaven is in response to God’s glory and holiness and not as much his love. The angels and those singing praises to God in heaven are not singing love songs but are singing shouts of victory and reverence to a holy and awesome God.
“Great and marvelous are Your works,
O Lord God, the Almighty;
Righteous and true are Your ways,
King of the nations!
“Who will not fear, O Lord, and glorify Your name?
For You alone are holy;
For all the nations will come and worship before You,
For Your righteous acts have been revealed.”
Worship God today because of his greatness, because of his amazing works, because of his creation, because of his righteousness, and because of his mighty power?