“You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they were created and have their being.” Revelation 4:11
All throughout history various people have risen up and were given glory, honor and/or power. These things were given for different reasons. Most often people have reached for their own glory, honor and power.
While not everyone seeks these things, there are many that do. They are willing to do what it takes to get the glory, honor and power. Some do it with good works, while others grab it by force.
John gets a picture of heaven in which some elders are around the throne of God. They lay down their crowns and give God praise, admitting that He is worthy of all glory, honor and power.
As men strive to get glory, honor and power, most do not truly deserve any of it. Man’s glory, honor and power are only temporary and can only be justified in certain ways. Most often these are grabbed at by selfish means, rather than truly earned.
God is the one who has created everything that exists. Nothing is on this earth by random chance, but was created by God’s choice and doing. Since God has created everything, He is also worthy to receive all the glory and honor for what He has done.
Along with the glory and honor, He is to receive all power, because He, only, has absolute power over everything.
At times when the believer is given some glory, honor or power, he is to turn that over to God. To hold on to it himself is being selfish and refusing to admit that it was God who did it in and through him, not himself.
It is only by God’s grace that a believer, or anyone, can do anything at all.
As you go through your days and accomplish different tasks, realize that it was God who gave you that ability. Give Him the praise for what you accomplished.
Do not be like the world striving to grab all the glory, honor and power for yourself, but give them all to God. You are the servant, not the Master. He, alone, is the one who deserves everything.
How are you handing God back all the glory, honor and power in your life?
Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Savior; that you will know that God is in control of everything; that you will give God all the glory, honor and power; that you will allow God to have power over your life; and that you will be a servant of God.