“O Lord our God, you deserve to receive glory and honor and power, because you created all things; because of your will they existed and were created.”
This verse, I find, is one of the greatest summary statements in all of Scripture.
My dad had me memorize this verse as part of my discipleship about 25 years ago. And I am so thankful, for it is such a centering statement on a grand scale.
May this be foundational for us, an anchor point to return to often.
God is worthy of everything simply because of who God is, for creating everything as we know it, and for everything holding on to existence due to God’s will.
Everything was made by God, for God.
This is also one of the most humbling verses in all the Bible. Whenever you’re feeling some pride coming on, just make a stop here and allow yourself to be put back in place.
You might read this whole chapter today. It’s kind of frightening—in a reverential awe sort of way.
We need reverential awe for our Master and Creator who is so beyond above us, that it should cause us to tremble when we direct all our focus upon God, even if we are only able to do so for a few seconds, or perhaps a whole minute.
“Worthy are you our Lord and our God, to receive the glory and the honor and the power, because you created all things, and by your will they were and were created.”