The Faithful Witness
Passage: Revelation 1:4–8
John offers a formal greeting to his readers, in which he spotlights the glory of the triune God and the glory of Jesus Christ, in particular. The glorious truths here enumerated about Christ become themes that are expounded throughout the Revelation. These verses provide a compelling glimpse of the person and work of Jesus, and offer a poignant reminder of the hope of his gospel, in spite of his impending return to judge the earth.