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“And he cried out with a mighty voice, saying, “Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great! She has become a dwelling place of demons and a prison of every unclean spirit, and a prison of every unclean and hateful bird” (Revelation 18:2).

Every unclean thing gathers together.  The unclean encourage one another on with the rebellion against our Lord and God.  Why do you go to Babylon?  Why do you dwell with her?  Come out of her, you who have seen the light.  Come out and live toward the eternity which is promised you in grace.  Do not go her way but learn to live in the way of the Lord.  He who is sovereign will guide You always.

Lord, the wickedness of this world is all around me.  I long for the day when her wickedness is no more.  Guide me according to Your purpose while I remain amidst the wickedness so that I may learn how to be faithful.  Teach me in Your grace and mercy how to avoid the pitfalls and temptations that surround me.  Keep me from the unclean spirits that daily seek to destroy me.

Thank You, Lord Jesus, for giving me the hope and blessed assurance of salvation by the grace You give.  Guide me today to walk humbly in the way of salvation.  No matter what I see happening around me, keep me close to You and guide me to remain faithful.  Lead me, O Lord, so that I may grow in Your likeness and be a reflector of Your light shining in this world.  Thank You for the salvation You give.  Amen.