Is it hard for highly skilled people to worship God? Their capabilities and skills place them clearly above others in every way. So when it comes to worship, would these people find it difficult to humble themselves before God?
When John saw a vision of the throne room of God, this is what he observed:
The twenty-four elders fall down before him who is seated on the throne and worship him who lives for ever and ever. They cast their crowns before the throne, saying, “Worthy are you, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they existed and were created.” (Rev 4:9-11)
These elders each had crowns that signified their honor and accomplishments. But in recognition of God as the creator and sustainer of all things, they fell down before him and cast their crowns before the throne in worship.
We all value our work and accomplishments. We also want others to recognize our work. It is certainly the accumulation of a lifetime of hard work on our part. But in worship, we lay all of that at the feet of our Master and King, the creator of the universe.
So let’s take our accomplishments and accolades before God and recognize God as the creator and sustainer of all things. As we understand who God is, let’s cast our accomplishments at God’s feet, for he is the only source of all things.
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