Revelation 5:9 & 10
And they sang a new song: 'You are worthy to take the scroll and to
open its seals, because you were slain, and with your blood you purchased men for God
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.'
Now the song from the living creatures and the elders changes.
Throughout the Old Testament, a "new song" celebrated a new act of deliverance or
blessing. This passage explains how the Lamb, that is Jesus Christ, purchased people by
his blood. That is why Jesus would rightly receive the deed that is the scroll and be
able to open it. We are also told here of our purpose, as Christians, which is to "be a
kingdom and priests to serve our God". The passage ends with more good news as it says
that we will reign on the earth. We can take comfort now and during difficult times in
that fact and even rejoice and praise God during the storms of this present time.