Devotion for Sunday, September 24, 2023

“And every island fled, and no mountains were found” (Revelation 16:20).

Finally, as Isaiah foretold in chapter forty, the mountains shall be brought low and the valleys made level.  Everyone is on the same even and level field.  There will be no greater or lesser, only those whom the Lord has made.  There are not these differences now, we only pretend there are.  From Presidents to paupers we put our pants on one leg at a time.  Why do sinful humans pretend otherwise?

The haughty will be humbled.  The prideful will be destroyed in their conceit.  Those who act as if they have power will be shown to have none.  The rebellion of this age is based upon false things.  The Lord has all power and authority.  We have only what He gives.  We are only stewards of what is already His.  Has He not invited you to come and reason with Him?  Yes, not to win favor, but to receive His grace and mercy.

Lord, You are Lord of All, and what do I have to bargain with You?  Nothing.  Guide me to understand fully that You are Lord and that in You alone is my hope.  You have already leveled the playing field.  We are all in the same situation.  I am not better, nor worse than any around me.  I may be appointed to a different station, but I am no different in Your eyes.  Lead me, Lord, so that I may learn what faithfulness means in living here and now.  Amen.