Who is worthy to open the scroll? There is no one in heaven who is worthy – and that is something to stop and think about.
We often think we are worthless – or worth so much more than we are. Humans so rarely have an accurate picture of their worth. Jesus, the Lamb who was slain, who is worshiped along with the Father on the throne, who became human and died for us – HE is worthy. And He lives in us – our worth comes from His love.
So what is the response? An hour of feeling so good about myself? Nope – the response is to worship the One who is worthy – He has redeemed us to be a kingdom of priests who will rule – back to the original plan for humans – to rule the planet, walking with the Lord.
Worship is a sign that our eyes are looking in the right direction – at Him – the One whose love gives us worth. He alone is worth our devotion, our praise, our obedience.
What things do people tend to give their “worth” to? Why does this cause problems?