“Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.” Revelation 4:11 One of my favorite verses. Truly the Lord is worthy. Worthy of glory (honour, praise, worship). Worthy of honour (esteem of the highest degree; considered to be of great value or price, precious). Worthy of power (miraculous power, strength, mighty wonderful works).
“2And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, Who is worthy to open the book, and to loose the seals thereof? 3And no man in heaven, nor in earth, neither under the earth, was able to open the book, neither to look thereon. 4And I wept much, because no man was found worthy to open and to read the book, neither to look thereon.” Revelation 5:2-4 Who is worthy? No man is worthy. No man in heaven, in earth, or under the earth was found worthy to read the book, neither to look thereon. I am not worthy. Who is worthy? A few verses later, we see the only one who is worthy and why He is worthy.
“5And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Juda, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof. 6And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth. 7And he came and took the book out of the right hand of him that sat upon the throne. 8And when he had taken the book, the four beasts and four and twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them harps, and golden vials full of odours, which are the prayers of saints. 9And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation; 10And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth. 11And I beheld, and I heard the voice of many angels round about the throne and the beasts and the elders: and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands; 12Saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing. 13And every creature which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying, Blessing, and honour, and glory, and power, be unto him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever. 14And the four beasts said, Amen. And the four and twenty elders fell down and worshipped him that liveth for ever and ever.” Revelation 5:5-14 No man was worthy; but the Lamb that was slain, He is worthy! He is worthy, because He was slain. He is worthy, because He has redeemed us to God by His blood. He is worthy, because He has made us kings and priests to God. Amen! Only the Lamb is worthy of our worship. He alone is worthy to receive power, as we saw in Revelation 4:11. He alone is worthy to receive riches (wealth, abundance). He alone is worthy to receive wisdom. He alone is worthy to receive strength (might, force, power). He alone is worthy to receive honour and glory, as we also saw in Revelation 4:11. He alone is worthy to receive blessing (elegant commendation; fine, fair speech, praise, exaltation)
~J. L. T. Y.