“Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, who was and is and is to come!”

  (Revelation 4:8)

While giving glory, honor, and thanks to Him who is sitting on the throne forever, the living creatures are throwing off their golden crowns. This physical gesture of humility acknowledges that God alone is worthy to receive what man has been jockeying for in the world—glory and power. As a believer, you should not give your worship to anyone else. God is a jealous God. When what belongs to Him is given to someone else, He can and will respond, with unpleasant consequences for the offender. God is God all by Himself.