(9) And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation;
In this vision we have seen that Christ was the only One who was worthy to open the seven-sealed scroll revealing to God’s people the wonderful inheritance that awaits them in eternity. In our devotion this morning, we have explained to us WHY Christ is the worthy One… ”… for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation;”
Christ is the Worthy One because He is our Redeemer. In other words, Christ is the One that purchased His people, releasing them from enslavement to sin and their sin debt, giving them spiritual freedom and great eternal blessings. It is only because of Christ, based upon His work on the cross, that the many eternal blessings of the scroll are in existence.
Angels could not secure these blessings for us, nor could our own labors or sacrifices. This is why the worthy One could not be found among angels or men. It is only the sinless sacrifice of Christ, His shed blood, that can bring about and acquire these blessings for His people. It only makes sense that He alone would be the worthy One.
Folks, we are faced with life choices we must make every day. Who will we marry? With whom will we enter business relationships? What are our life goals and priorities? How will we raise our children? The list of these many choices seems endless.
But, most importantly, all of us must decide which God will we trust, worship and obey. The God of the Bible, Jehovah, revealed to us in the person of Jesus; or the false god of this world, Satan, and the many different ways he shows himself in the world… the false gods and antichrists of the world; the false god of self; the false god of fame, fortune or power… etc.
When we consider the great work of Christ on our behalf, and His identity as the only One that is worthy to grant to His people a vast inheritance of eternal blessings… this makes many of our life choices very easy to make. He is the worthy One in whom we are to trust, worship and serve; He is the worthy One we are to put first in every life choice we are to make.
As we live our lives this day may we all place Him number one in every area of our life. After all He has done for us, only He is worthy of that position.
For an in depth look at this section of the Revelation: