Devotion for Thursday, October 26, 2023
“Rejoice over her, O heaven, and you saints and apostles and prophets, because God has pronounced judgment for you against her” (Revelation 18:20).
Judgement has already been pronounced. Oh, the world may be heading quickly in the direction she has been moving, but judgement is already pronounced. The wages of sin is death. The world buys and sells, for its god is the fleeting wealth of this age. But the God of all creation, to whom all things belong, has already declared that the judgment of this age will be finally pronounced.
Lord, I live in this age, and I buy and sell according to its rules. I am constantly worried about things. Yet, You tell me to live without anxiety. This dichotomy conflicts my heart. Once again, I need saving. How wicked and deep are the wiles of the wicked one. Deeper still and more glorious the salvation of the One who made all things. Join the saints and know His wise and good judgements.
Lord Jesus, You are the Savior, and we all need saving. By knowing Your judgements, I learn how to live as Your disciple. Teach me Your judgements so that I may know where to draw the line between Your ways and the ways of the wicked one. Guide me, Lord, in all Your ways so that I may live in the fulness of Your Holy Spirit and walk according to all that You have commanded. Amen.