“The rest of mankind, who were not killed by these plagues, did not repent of the works of their hands, so as not to worship demons, and the idols of gold and of silver and of brass and of stone and of wood, which can neither see nor hear nor walk; and they did not repent of their murders nor of their sorceries nor of their immorality nor of their thefts” (Revelation 9:20-21).
They did not repent. What will it take to turn some people away from wickedness? For some it is not possible. There are wicked people in the world. Some will never change. Will you change? Will you open yourself to the Lord and become what He would make of you? Will you come into the faith of the Lord and walk in His ways? Will you turn to Him and not to the things He has made?
Lord God Almighty, I do not always acknowledge all Your ways, but there are times when I do. I buy things cheaply because someone else has not been paid fairly. I place trust in buildings and things made of wood, stone, metal, and adorned with brass. I do these things without thinking. Open my mind to think so that I may walk in the way that is true and pleasing to You. Guide me in Your goodness to do all I can to be like Jesus.
My Savior Jesus, I do need saving and it begins with You. It begins with repentance, as You have said. Lead me to repent, Lord, and then walk in the way You would have me go. Guide me in Your goodness to be quick to repent and slow to need grace. Let me know in my heart that You LORD, my Triune God, are worthy of all praise, thanks and worship. The things that are around me will pass away, but You are forever. Lead me into eternity. Amen.