Setting the Scene for Our Call to Worship
Revelation 4 sets a scene for the dramatic revelation found in chapter 5. Contrast the throne room described in Revelation 4 to the best the Roman Emperor could manage. He’s a wimp, and his throne room is paltry.
We learn in Revelation 4 that we are created for worship! Worship is recognizing God’s “worth” (worth-ship).
Does God need our worship? Certainly not! God is not selfish or egotistical. God’s love is self-giving love, and seeks to replicate itself in others for the sake of all others. Worshiping God is good for us. God uses our worship to transform us into who he created us to be, for his sake and the sake of his creation