Revelation Chapter 4:9
Revelation 4:9 – Whenever the living creatures give glory and honor and thanks to Him who sits on the throne, who lives forever and ever…
The four living creatures say they are giving glory, honor and thanks to the “One,” who lives “forever and ever.” Again we see evidence that the “One” on the throne is Jesus. In Revelation 1:18, Jesus tells us that He is “alive forevermore.”
To give glory, comes with the idea of acknowledging magnificence and splendor, and giving credit where credit is due. Giving honor means to pay respect, or verbally recognize worth. Giving thanks, is to express gratitude to someone for something they did.
The four living creatures continually worship and praise the Lord around His throne in Heaven. When David sought to bring the “Ark of the Covenant” into Jerusalem, “all Israel brought up the ark,” worshiping the Lord through music (1 Chronicles 15:28). In the following Psalm of David, apparently composed for the special event of moving the ark (see also Psalms 96), David portrays Israel as giving glory, honor and thanks to the everlasting God, as did the four living creatures around the throne in Heaven:
1 Chronicles 16:24-36 – Declare His glory among the nations, His wonders among all peoples. For the LORD is great and greatly to be praised; He is also to be feared above all gods. For all the gods of the peoples are idols, but the LORD made the heavens. Honor and majesty are before Him; strength and gladness are in His place. Give to the LORD, O families of the peoples, give to the LORD glory and strength. Give to the LORD the glory due His name; bring an offering, and come before Him. Oh, worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness! Tremble before Him, all the earth. The world also is firmly established, it shall not be moved. Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad; and let them say among the nations, “The LORD reigns.” Let the sea roar, and all its fullness; let the field rejoice, and all that is in it. Then the trees of the woods shall rejoice before the LORD, for He is coming to judge the earth. Oh, give thanks to the LORD, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever. And say, “Save us, O God of our salvation; gather us together, and deliver us from the Gentiles, to give thanks to Your holy name, to triumph in Your praise.” Blessed be the LORD God of Israel from everlasting to everlasting! And all the people said, “Amen!” and praised the LORD.
As an interesting side note, David prophesies in this Psalm about the Lord coming to judge the earth.
This “when the beasts give glory and honor and thanks” is a never ending thing. The four gospels have proclaimed this in the past, are proclaiming it now, and will proclaim it for all of eternity.
“The giving of “honor” goes on and on and on. The giving of “thanks” is to the Spirit of God, the Trinity.
The song of the living beings is giving praises not just then, not just now, but continuously. We see by this honor given it should be all glory and all honor, etc. The eternity of God is so difficult for us to understand because our minds are programmed to a life of just under one hundred years here on the earth.
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