“I looked, and there before me was a white horse! Its rider held a bow, and he was given a crown, and he rode out as a conqueror bent on conquest” (Revelation 6:2).
In this world, one bent on conquest follows another. There seems to be a never-ending stream of those who want to rule the world. The amazing thing is that people fall for this over and over again. The lure for power is great. All power belongs to the Lord, so the sooner you understand that, the sooner lust for power will leave you. You have no power except through accepting the call to become a child of God. What do you have that you did not receive?
Lord, You know how often I fall for this snare. Many around me vie for power. It is a silly pursuit, for when we die, anything we once had passes from us. Lead me away from this wicked pursuit to live according to Your never-failing principles. Help me to follow You wherever You lead so that I may pursue what is right and good. Guide me, Lord, now and forever.
Lord Jesus, You are the Sovereign One who has come to lead the way. You are not coming to conquer, for You have already conquered. Guide me now and always in truth so that I will not waste my time on meaningless pursuits. Help me learn how to be Your disciple, trusting You in and for all things. Lead me in the upward calling of the faith You have given me and grow me to be like You. Amen.