Devotion for Monday, May 15, 2023

“I answered, “Sir, you know.”  And he said, “These are they who have come out of the great tribulation; they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb” (Revelation 7:14).

This age is a tribulation.  Some have it more difficult than others, but it is hard to be faithful amongst such unfaithfulness.  Those on one side who hate the Lord outright and those on the other who pretend to have faith, but always limit it to Sunday mornings and positive thoughts.  One must be washed in the blood of the Lamb.  One must be immersed in the Word. Are you in the Lord?

Lord, I need to be cleansed.  Only You can create in me a clean heart.  Guide me according to Your will to walk humbly with You so that Your Spirit can do the deep work that needs to happen in me.  Lead me according to Your goodness to know the hope You give.  Let me not go one way or the other but lean wholly upon You for all things and walk the narrow path.  Guide me in Your goodness, Lord.

I need Your blood to completely cover me my Lord and Savior.  Only in You Jesus do I have hope for righteousness.  Keep me from scoffing or joining those who hate You.  Let me never become lukewarm where I think faith alone is enough.  Lead me on the narrow path, dear Savior, so that I may be one who is washed in Your grace and mercy.  Guide me in Your goodness to join with the saints as one of Your faithful.  Amen.