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“They have as king over them, the angel of the abyss; his name in Hebrew is Abaddon, and in the Greek he has the name Apollyon” (Revelation 9:11).

The wicked one kills, steals, and destroys.  The name means ‘destruction.’  How many times have the wicked of this age destroyed God’s people?  Many ancient things are gone because they were destroyed, not by time, but by people.  How sad that this world has been ravaged by destruction.  Our Savior has come so that we may have life and have it abundantly.  Flee destruction and come into constructive life as it is meant to be lived.

Lord, I may not know the times, but I can see the seasons.  I may not live in the end of time, but I know destruction.  Teach me to reject wickedness such that it has no power over me.  Though I lament, teach me to rejoice in the grace and mercy which is mine in You.  Help me to become clear that this age is temporary, but that You are forever.  Guide me in this upward way to see through the wickedness of this age.

Savior of my soul, guide me through the destruction that is all around me.  Guide me in the way of righteous living so that I may persevere no matter what I encounter.  Guide me to look to You in and through all things.  Help me to not fear the destruction of this temporary body that I inhabit, but to have true and godly fear of what is good and right.  Thank You for saving me from the mess of this world.  Though I die, yet shall I live!  Amen.