Then a voice came from the throne, saying: “Praise our God, all you his servants, you who fear him, both great and small!” Revelation 19:5
All over the world people are given praise for things that they have done. For some people, they are talked about by nearly everyone when they do something great and the news media picks it up and reports is.
This type of talking about others can and does occur all the way down in just homes. Nearly everyone loves to hear a good story about someone doing something good.
As John’s vision of heaven continues, the city of Babylon has fallen, and a voice tells all the servants of God to give Him praise.
Giving God praise is something that every believer should do, but not everyone does. Difficult circumstances rise up in the lives of people and they either forget or choose to not give God praise. Many will get angry with God, rather than see the many blessings that have already been provided and are continuing to be provided.
In the vision of heaven, as Babylon is overthrown and destroyed, there is a lot of chaos and death. It is not a pretty picture, but it is one that shows God is in control and wins the battle.
Servants of God will understand that God knows what He is doing and will see it as good, regardless of how it looks from a temporary viewpoint. They will find reasons to praise God for the victories He is winning, despite how it looks.
Every believer will be able to find reasons to praise God, if they choose to see the blessings. They will not buy into the lies of the enemy and this world that God is being cruel and unjust in how He works different situations in life, but will praise God.
Life may look chaotic and horrible at the moment, but God is winning the battles in your life. Do not allow yourself to get angry with God, but give Him praise.
Every day God is destroying the enemy in your life little by little or by great steps. Give God praise for those achievements.
Let the world know what God is doing in your life. Doing this will bring Him more praise. In the end you will be on the winning side and have the victory that Christ has already started in your life and will complete.
Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will see many reasons to give God praise; that you will tell others of what God is doing in your life; that you will see God’s victory over the enemy in your life; and that you will know the hope you have in Christ Jesus.