“You are worthy, our Lord and God,Revelation 4:11 NIV
to receive glory and honor and power,
for you created all things,
and by your will they were created
and have their being.”
Chapters four and five of Revelation describe the throne room in heaven. And in these two chapters are a pair of exclamations of worthiness. This first is to the one sitting on the throne. The second is to the slain lamb, Jesus (Rev. 5:9-10).
Chapter four pictures God sitting on his throne in heaven, surrounded by four living creatures and twenty-four elders. And they are pictured as being in a continual state of praise and worship. They fall down before God and proclaim that he is worthy to receive glory, honor, and power. Why is he worthy? Because he is our creator.
God created all things. Apart from God himself, there is nothing he did not create. The universe itself is his creation, as are all the stars and planets, including ours. He created me and all I have. He deserves credit even for the technology I used to write this since he gave humanity the ability to produce it.
It is by his will that it was all created. He created, not out of necessity, but because he wanted to.
And by his will, the creation, including humanity, continues to exist. He is under no obligation to hold the creation in existence. He does it because he wants to.
And that, if for no other reason, makes him worthy of our honor, praise, and surrender to his power at work in our lives.