Verse of the Day for Tuesday 3rd November 2015

Then one of the elders said to me, “Do not weep! See, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has triumphed. He is able to open the scroll and its seven seals.”

Revelation 5:5


Judah is one of the twelve tribes that make up the nation of Israel. Why does the author of Revelation pick this particular tribe to focus on?