August 31, 2021
Scripture: And I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and in the sea, and all that is in them, saying, “To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be blessing and honor and glory and might forever and ever!” Revelation 5:13 ESV
Observation: Wow! Every creature in heaven and earth, celestial and terrestrial, wild animals, humans, and angels, will praise the Lamb of God. Of course, the word “every,” excludes those who have renounced Christ and have chosen a life eternally separated from him. Still, they who reject Jesus will humble themselves before the Father and confess that the Son is Lord to the glory of the Father (Philippians 2:9-11).
Takeaway: Whether animals who lack language praise the Lamb with intelligible speech (as did Balaam’s donkey), or whether they honor the Lamb through their actions, it will be a glorious day when all creation celebrates their holy, almighty, eternal King. Meanwhile, we might want to start practicing our praises.
Prayer: Father God, please set us free from our inhibitions and loosen our tongues, that we might declare our praises to the Lamb who sits on the throne of heaven and earth. Amen.
Rev. Gordon Green, M.Div., M.A. Counseling