Devotion for Wednesday, October 4, 2023

“The ten horns which you saw are ten kings who have not yet received a kingdom, but they receive authority as kings with the beast for one hour” (Revelation 17:12).

What a mess!  The world is so convoluted.  They are not kings but have authority as kings.  Sounds like many of the political systems around the world.  Who is really in charge of things?  The Lord is telling us these things so that the worse it gets here, the closer we cling to the One who gives us true hope and promise.  Do not look to the world but look to the Lord and live.

Lord, I get caught up in all the news.  I do not know what is real and what is fake.  I just become confused and trust nothing nor no one.  But You, Lord, are trustworthy.  Is the wicked one trying to get me to doubt You?  God forbid! May it never be!  Lord, I may be duped by this world, but I can turn my eyes to You and see the Truth.  Lead me, O Lord, in the way of everlasting life and help me to keep my focus upon You.

Holy Spirit, You are with me and in me..  When my eyes wander and I become afraid of what is happening in the world, let my heart feel the hope of the resurrection.  When I wonder where You are, remind me that You are with me.  Whenever I wonder and look elsewhere, remind me with gentleness of the promise which is mine through Christ my Savior.  Keep reminding me, Spirit of life.  Amen.