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“The third angel sounded, and a great star fell from heaven, burning like a torch, and it fell on a third of the rivers and on the springs of waters” (Revelation 8:10).

We have polluted many waters.  In some places, we have also cleaned up pollution.  Is the Lord telling us of our own misdeeds and the judgements that come, or of some calamity that yet awaits us?  I suppose we shall see.  But what can we learn today?  We were charged with being stewards in the Garden of Eden.  How well do you treat God’s creation?  Are you respectful and caring?

Lord, I think of the extremists and say, “I am not one of them.”  You have called me to be a steward of all that is entrusted to me.  Help me to find temperance and be balanced in how I live the life You have given me.  Guide me in Your goodness to know that only in You can I do these things.  Let me not fall under the judgement of poor stewardship.  Lead me to learn how to be faithful.

Lord Jesus, You are the Savior and I need to be saved.  But I also need to learn what it means to become a  sanctified child of the Heavenly Father.  In Your grace, teach me the responsibility that is mine and help me to be a good steward.  Keep me from thinking I have grown enough.  As far as I am able, teach me to be a good steward of all that You have entrusted to me.  Lead me to live an obedient life by Your example.  Thank You for hearing my petition.  Amen.

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