Revelation 15:3–4 (NKJV)
3 They sing the song of Moses, the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying: “Great and marvelous are Your works, Lord God Almighty! Just and true are Your ways, O King of the saints! 4 Who shall not fear You, O Lord, and glorify Your name? For You alone are holy. For all nations shall come and worship before You, For Your judgments have been manifested.”
Revelation 15: 1-8: Seven angels appear holding the seven last plagues. On a sea of glass and fire, the victorious church stands singing praise to God, lifting up the song of Moses and the Lamb. They sing that God’s works are marvelous and that He will be feared and worshiped by all the nations because His righteous deeds have been revealed. Then the four creatures hand the bowls of judgment to the angels and the temple is filled with the smoke of God’s glory and power until the bowls are poured out.
The praise of the song that the saints sing in this chapter tells us about God:
- His works are great and marvelous. What God is up to is beyond our imagination and, in this context, even the judgment of God is great and marvelous.
- His ways are just and true. What God is doing will bring justice to the earth. The persecution of the saints is avenged.
- He, in His person, is holy. He is the unique, one and only God in whose presence is awe and reverence.
The result of God’s work will be universal worship: All the nations will come and worship before Him.
Since God’s works are great and marvelous, I can trust what He is doing.
Since God’s ways are just and true, I do not have to retaliate in my own wisdom.
Since God is holy in His person, I will meditate upon Who He is and be moved to worship.
Since all nations will come and worship before Him, I will personally begin that worship now.
When things go wrong today, help me O God to remember to trust You.