Devotion for Sunday, October 8, 20223

“And the ten horns which you saw, and the beast, these will hate the prostitute and will make her desolate and naked, and will eat her flesh and will burn her up with fire” (Revelation 17:16).

Do not think that the wicked are in harmony.  The wicked eat each other up.  The wicked crawl on top of each other.  They all vie for power to be in control.  There is only One who has power and authority and that is the Lord.  In this age, we ultimately wrestle with ourselves and our desire for control.  The Lord alone is Lord of all.  Look out there and you see the wicked killing one another.  Look to the Giver of life, and you are given hope.

Lord, You created all life.  All things are in Your hands.  The wicked kill each other.  Your children love one another. Help me to know that in You is all goodness and mercy.  Help me to see these things clearly and then frame my life around what is right and true.  The world devours what You have created.  You have come to set us free from sin, death, and the devil.  The world will be consumed, but You have given us the hope of a new heaven and earth.

Thank You, Lord Jesus, for the hope You give.  Guide me in the way You would have me go.  Help me to clearly see each day the steps You would have me take.  I do not ask for two days ahead, only for today.  Lead me, Lord, so that I may look to You alone, the Author and Finisher of my faith.  You know what You intend.  Keep me in Your purpose and way so that I may be found to be walking faithfully with You.  Amen.