Devotion for Saturday, September 23, 2023
“The great city was split into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell. Babylon the great was remembered in the sight of God, to give her the cup of the wine of His fierce wrath” (Revelation 16:19).
Babylon the great has fallen. We gather around world cities, thinking them to be the centers of civilization, and drink their wine. Some might say that we drink their Kool-Aid. We drink the poisons of this world and wonder why there is a price to be paid. Judgement is not God getting even, it is the reality of paying the price for doing things wrong. God desires us to be whom He has made us to be.
Lord, my mind is often a mixed-up mess. Help me to understand that You love us so much that You desire for us eternal joy in the love You share. Guide me, O Lord, in the way of eternal life. Help me to live life as it is meant to be lived. Lead me to know that only in You is there hope and an eternal future. Direct me away from the ways of Babylon and into the way of eternity.
Lord Jesus, You have told me that the way which leads to salvation is narrow. You are the expert, and You show the steps that need to be made in order not to fall. Direct me in the way You know I need to go. Guide me in Your grace to humbly walk following Your lead. Keep me close to You and protect me from the sinfulness that is all around me. Let me never taste the fierce wrath of judgement. Amen.