And they sang a new song: You are worthy to take the scroll and to open its seals, because You were slaughtered, and You redeemed people for God by Your blood from every tribe and language and people and nation. – Revelation 5:9
Christ Jesus, through John the Apostle and his Patmos revelation, gave us an angel’s-eye-view of heaven’s throne room. In reading this particular section of his account, we are able to perceive just how worthy the Lamb of God truly is while also being prompted to inquire within our own hearts as to our true reason for worshiping the Savior.
The inhabitants of heaven sang a new song … not new in time, but rather new in kind. This song reveled not only in God as Creator, but also as Redeemer and it begs each of us to ask if this is the God we worship. Is Christ (the redeeming, slaughtered Lamb) truly the object of our praise?
Perhaps the test to discover the answer might be this. If we worship this Christ … if this is indeed our song … should not our lives speak of an overwhelming passion to see every tribe, language, people, and nation by His side for all eternity? And if this is not our passion, then is this our song … is Christ our Redeemer?
God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth. – Jesus (John 4:24)