Devotion for Thursday, June 22, 2023

“Then the angel whom I saw standing on the sea and on the land lifted up his right hand to heaven, and swore by Him who lives forever and ever, who created heaven and the things in it, and the earth and the things in it, and the sea and the things in it, that there will be delay no longer” (Revelation 10:5-6)

The day will come when this age is done.  It will come for you and me in the moment of our death and it will come for the earth on that great and terrible day.  This does not change the question which asks, “What kind of people should we be?”  Do not become wrapped up in trying to know the day and time.  Become focused upon the One who made all things and listen to Him.

Father in heaven, You said, “This is my beloved Son, listen to Him.”  I often find that I listen to prognosticators and others rather than heed the words of Jesus.  I know He died that I may have grace, but I do not understand the twisted way of thinking that is in me.  By Your Spirit, lead me to have a pure and clean heart that listens to Your Son.  Lead me to listen, hear, and heed the words of eternal life.

Lord Jesus, You have spoken and I have been directed to listen to You.  Help me to take Your word deep into my being so that Your word is what guides and directs me in daily living.  Lead me according to Your goodness to know that in You alone is hope.  This world shall pass away, but Your word is forever.  Guide me in this new life and lead me into eternity according to the Father’s saving purpose, now and always.  Amen.