“We give thanks to you, Lord God Almighty,
the One who is and who was,
because you have taken your great power
and have begun to reign.” Revelation 11:17

The elders worshipped God because he is Sovereign, judges righteously, and rewards his people (v.18). These are blessings to be thankful for. However, the nations respond with anger. They act like they’re entitled to have their own way. They continue to destroy the lives of others as if God is oblivious to the damage they cause (v.19). They don’t want to be held responsible but God will call them to account.

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