We talk about God a bunch. And as we do, we focus on his love, his desire to have a personal relationship with us and how he is a Father. But we sometimes forget he is GOD. He spoke in existence the universe. he created life and he is the master of everything. The greatness and the Power of God should send us to our knees in respect and awe. When we read about his throne, words simply cannot do justice to the ferocious greatness of God.
This passage reminds us that we owe God not only our lives and devotion–but, we also owe him the reverence due the mighty king that he is. We must not take lightly the honor it will be to stand before him. Even more, we should rejoice at the incredible experience it will be to have him say welcome home. He truly loves us and, as such, does not treat us like slaves or surfs. We should, therefore, be grateful and respectful in how we treat this amazing God of the universe.
God Bless You
At once I was in the Spirit, and there before me was a throne in heaven with someone sitting on it. 3 And the one who sat there had the appearance of jasper and ruby. A rainbow that shone like an emerald encircled the throne. 4 Surrounding the throne were twenty-four other thrones, and seated on them were twenty-four elders. They were dressed in white and had crowns of gold on their heads. 5 From the throne came flashes of lightning, rumblings and peals of thunder. In front of the throne, seven lamps were blazing. These are the seven spirits[a] of God. 6 Also in front of the throne there was what looked like a sea of glass, clear as crystal.
In the center, around the throne, were four living creatures, and they were covered with eyes, in front and in back. 7 The first living creature was like a lion, the second was like an ox, the third had a face like a man, the fourth was like a flying eagle. 8 Each of the four living creatures had six wings and was covered with eyes all around, even under its wings. Day and night they never stop saying:
“‘Holy, holy, holy
is the Lord God Almighty,’[b]
who was, and is, and is to come.”