Devotion for Thursday, July 13, 2023

“And the nations were enraged, and Your wrath came, and the time came for the dead to be judged, and the time to reward Your bond-servants the prophets and the saints and those who fear Your name, the small and the great, and to destroy those who destroy the earth” (Revelation 11:18).

The day of reckoning is before us all.  We shall all stand before the Lord.  Some who say they know the lord will be cast out; some will enter into their rest.  What is the difference?  In one sense it has nothing to do with you and everything to do with Him.  Are you in a loving relationship with the Lord.  There is the base.  If you love Him, you will do as He commands.

I say I know You, Lord, but I wander far away from You.  You know the state of my heart and where I am.  I know the Father desires that none would be lost, but help me to not be indifferent, or to cheapen Your grace by living as though I do not care.  Guide me, dear Lord, in the way of everlasting life so that I may stand in front of You in the hope that You will include me as one of Your own.

Lord Jesus, You know all that is needed this day for me to humbly walk in Your presence.  Build me up in the relationship we have so that I walk with You now and always.  If You ask me to give a cold drink to another, help me to understand so that I may be found to be obedient to Your call.  Open the eyes of my heart to see more clearly.  I do fear judgement, for I want to be found faithful to You.  Help me to be faithful.  Amen.