Devotion for Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Then one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and spoke with me, saying, “Come here, I will show you the judgment of the great prostitute who sits on many waters, with whom the kings of the earth committed acts of sexual immorality, and those who live on the earth became drunk with the wine of her sexual immorality” (Revelation 17:1-2)

Our world is steeped in immorality.  Pumped out on the airwaves for a generation, we have become numb to the ever increasing debauchery that tears down the family and preaches pleasure and self-fulfillment in place of duty and right behavior.  Do you not suspect that past generations would look at our world and gasp in horror at how bad things are?  It is possible that in some cases even the Romans would blush.

Lord, it does not matter who is the worst, what You are saying is that those who follow You should hold fast to the eternal truth of right behavior.  Though the world sells us this pablum, we do not need to buy it.  Guide us so that we live according to the goodness of Your word.  Help us to bear whatever encumbers us that we not be one those who sell out to the whore of Babylon.  Keep us faithful by Your grace, Lord.  Amen.

Lord Jesus, each day has its own difficulty.  You know what I need, for You know what I will face.  Thank You for preparing the way before me to learn from You how to be faithful.  Guide me in the way of truth and help me to be faithful to living the truth.  In You I have hope.  In You I have promise.  Though I suffer for a while, it shall be but a moment, for You have redeemed me and given me promises.  Keep me in Your promises.  Amen.