Saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing (Revelation 5:12).
The Memphis School of Preaching is blessed to have a most outstanding library and on the second floor of the beautiful building is located an archive room. One of the artifacts is the paper on which Tillit S. Teddlie wrote his famous song, “Worthy Art Thou.” The hymn comes from the verse quoted above and it is said that brother Teddlie wrote it immediately upon a reading of the passage.
Jesus is “worthy” and He earned the right to have all given to Him by the Father, but the wonderful thing for us to know is that salvation is a gift and does not need to be earned (Romans 6:23).
It is also the case that what Jesus received can be ours for Christians are “joint heirs” with Him (Romans 8:17).
The book Meditations Of My Heart (from which this daily devotional is taken) is available / can be ordered from Sain Publications (931-363-6905 or email firstname.lastname@example.org).