Here in Revelation 5, we see the Son who willingly humbled Himself in obedience to the Father returning to the greater place of exaltation in the heavenlies. When Christ takes the scroll from the Father’s hand, the four living creatures and the 24 elders are overcome with awe as they behold the glory of the Godhead displayed in the outworking of redemptive history. So they all fall down before the Lamb of God to worship. Their response models what our response should be to Christ.
Jesus speaks in His Sermon on the Mount regarding the character of those in His kingdom. His people are to be those who hunger and thirst for a fully-orbed righteousness. They are to thirst fo the declarative righteousness that is theirs through their union with our perfectly just Christ, as well as to hunger for a genuine, ethical righteousness in our practical living.