A new song
v.9 -10 And they sang a new song, saying: ‘You are worthy to take the scroll and to open its seals, because you were slain, and with your blood you purchased for God persons from every tribe and language and people and nation. You have made them to be a kingdom and priests to serve our God, and they will reign on the earth.’
As the vision of the throne room of Heaven continues, the four living creatures and the 24 elders sing this new song to Jesus, the Lamb who was slain. In the previous chapter, God the father is glorified for his creative work, andnow Jesus is glorified for his redemptive work on the cross.
By his precious blood, Jesus has purchased you for himself. Never doubt your value to him. Hold your head high and do not let self-doubt or the criticism of others ruin your God-given self-worth. You are a child of the King, who loved you and gave himself for you. Walk tall today, and by your example, show some spiritual leadership to those around you!
Thank you for dying for me, loving Lord Jesus, and shedding your precious blood to buy me back for yourself. I must be precious in your sight for you to do this for me. Please help me to realise how much I am valued by you and reflect your loving power with greater confidence in all I do today. Amen