In today’s Bible reading, there is great rejoicing by a vast multitude of people even before the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords defeats the beast and his sign-performing false prophet.
Over and over, John hears the cries of God’s people, “Hallelujah!” as they praise God, hailing Jesus as the conquering King.
“After this I heard something like the loud voice of a vast multitude in heaven, saying, Hallelujah! Salvation, glory, and power belong to our God, because his judgments are true and righteous, because he has judged the notorious prostitute who corrupted the earth with her sexual immorality; and he has avenged the blood of his servants that was on her hands. A second time they said, Hallelujah! Her smoke ascends forever and ever! Then the twenty-four elders and the four living creatures fell down and worshiped God, who is seated on the throne, saying, Amen! Hallelujah! A voice came from the throne, saying, Praise our God, all his servants, and the ones who fear him, both small and great! Then I heard something like the voice of a vast multitude, like the sound of cascading waters, and like the rumbling of loud thunder, saying, Hallelujah, because our Lord God, the Almighty, reigns! Let us be glad, rejoice, and give him glory, because the marriage of the Lamb has come, and his bride has prepared herself.” (Revelation 17:1-7 CSB)
How spontaneously do you respond in worship when you encounter the Word and works of God? If you are not at least occasionally staggered by the awe and wonder of God, you may need a fresh taste of Him in His greatness and majesty. Take a look at a post I wrote a few years ago.
Maybe you need to step up your game in expressing your worship outwardly. Now, this is not a plea to emotionalism, but rather to express your worship for God in a manner similar to how you worship in other contexts.
This devotional was originally published December 25, 2019.