Devotion for Wednesday, June 21, 2023
“When the seven peals of thunder had spoken, I was about to write; and I heard a voice from heaven saying, “Seal up the things which the seven peals of thunder have spoken and do not write them” (Revelation 10:4)
When the final words of this age are spoken, it will be over. In scripture. seven is often used to describe the perfect number. The point? It is not ours to know all things. We have enough to know what needs to be known. Will you follow Christ, or will you follow yourself (or the world)? There are things we will find out, but these things come after faith. You have been invited to walk with the Lord now and forever. Those who follow Christ are heading toward being made perfect.
Lord, inquiring minds want to know. Questions pepper our thoughts, but have I really thought about the fact that everything I need to know is already present? Do I really need to know how it all plays out? Do I really need to know who will or will not follow You? What I really need to do is to repent and follow You with all my heart, mind, and soul. All the speculation is fine as a diversion, but it is not necessary.
Lord, teach me all that I need to know. That is, point me to what You have already revealed and then guide me in Your goodness to know that in You there is hope and an eternal future. Lead me, Lord, into the way of life that You have promised. Guide me by Your grace and mercy to know that in You alone is all hope and an eternal future. Teach me to be content with the information You have given me. Amen.