Grace to you and peace from...Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler over the kings of the earth. To Him who loved us and washed us from our sins in His own blood, and has made us kings and priests to His God and Father, to Him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen. Revelation 1:4-6
Why do you worship Jesus? Have you ever thought about it? John gives us a perfect list in these verses from the book of Revelation to help us remember why we worship Jesus. We worship Jesus because He gives us grace, and it is by grace we are saved. He not only gives us grace, but also His peace that runs deeper than our need to understand why. His peace will sustain us through confusing and difficult seasons of life. Do you know anyone else who can do this?
Jesus is the faithful witness. He never changes. He came to bear witness to the heart of the Father and lived out the perfect image of what God is like. Everything He says is true. We can trust His word. It will never fail because He is faithful. Can you say that of anyone else?
He is the firstborn from the dead. He rose from the dead and conquered death for us. He is the reason we have everlasting life. Oh, and He's the only one in that category, too.
He is ruler over the kings of the earth. He calls all the shots. No one is above Him. Period. The next reason is that he loved us. We love Him because He first loved us. He loved us before we were worth loving. No one else is like that.
He washed us from our sins in His own blood. This is real love, and what other so-called god has done this? Only Jesus was humble and loving enough to die for people who hated Him so that He could redeem them for His name.
There's more-He has made us kings. Yes, you read that right. We are kings. Do you know anyone else out there who wants to make you a king?
This is our Jesus; this is who He is. No one else is like Him. No one else shows us goodness the way He does. That is why He is worthy, and that is why we worship Him.
Prayer King Jesus,
Thank You for all You have done for me! I am not worthy of all You have done, but I receive your gifts with thankfulness, and I choose to worship You for who You are.