Revelation 4:9-11 (NIVUK)
9 Whenever the living creatures give glory, honour and thanks to him who sits on the throne and who lives for ever and ever, 10 the twenty-four elders fall down before him who sits on the throne and worship him who lives for ever and ever. They lay their crowns before the throne and say:
11 ‘You are worthy, our Lord and God,
to receive glory and honour and power,
for you created all things,
and by your will they were created
and have their being.’
As the creatures worship, the elders do too, laying their crowns before God. This is a simple but symbolic act, a laying down of one’s own authority, importance and interests to say that God’s is higher.
Are you willing to lay your crown down before God?