Throughout human history, humans wrongfully deified some individuals as gods and goddesses. On the other hand, some egomaniacs intentionally or unintentionally elevate themselves as some kind of divine figures. Mind you that there is only one true God and worship is only reserved for Him.
The Book of Revelation contains many instances of wrongful and rightful worship. Let me briefly go over these worship images with you. The first picture is about the worship of the twenty-four elders (Revelation 4:4). Most probably, they are a group of redeemed believers who have been rewarded. Naturally, they chose to worship God above anything else. The second image is about wrongful worship. During the Great Tribulation, those unrepentant people still continued to worship demons and idols made of gold, silver, bronze, stone, and wood—idols that can neither see nor hear nor walk (Revelation 9:20). The third picture is about the epitome of false worship. In the darkest days of the Great Tribulation, the Antichrist will elevate himself as the object of worship along with Satan (Revelation 13:12). A noteworthy point is that Satan always wants to receive the worship due to God alone. The fourth image is about the call to rightful worship. With a loud voice, an angel urges us to worship God who made heaven and earth (Revelation 14:7). The fifth depiction is about the rationale behind rightful worship. Since God is glorious and holy, and His deeds are amazing, just and true, all human beings should give Him the worship He deserves (Revelation 15:3–4). The sixth description is about the object of worship – it should always be God, instead of angelic beings or created beings (Revelation 19:10; 22:9). The final picture is about eternal worship. God’s servants will worship Him throughout eternity (Revelation 22:3).
The Apocalypse not only talks about worship, but it forcefully reminds us, as created beings, to respond to these truths correctly. As we are created beings of free will, the choice is left for us to decide!