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A Vision of Heaven

Anchor Devotional - 10.08.16


They lay their crowns before the throne and say: "You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they were created and have their being."

Revelation 4:10b-11

Today we turn to the book of Revelation for our last devotion on adoration in prayer. We find the 24 elders of the church worshiping the Lord in heaven—day and night they never stop. Whenever the living creatures around the throne worship, so do the elders. It has been said that when we get to heaven, one of the things that will amaze us most is that we didn’t love God more. I believe that these passages show us just that. Here are created men with all the frailties and limitations natural to human life. Yet when we see them in heaven, they devote their entire time to worshiping God.

He is good enough, deep enough, wonderful and majestic enough that there is no boredom in perpetual worship. Sitting in church all day listening to a pastor—even the very best pastor!— could not be compared to worshiping in the presence of God. We may grow tired and weary as we worship now, but in heaven we will be refreshed with living water. The One we worship is all-sufficient for us, all-knowing, and all-worthy of our praise.

Scripture Focus

2 Corinthians 3:1-6

Insight

Know who it is you worship, and that will drive your worship and compel you to adore Jesus!

Read the Bible

  • Isaiah 57-58
  • Psalm 99
  • Acts 22