Devotion for Monday, October 30, 2023

“And in her was found the blood of prophets and of saints, and of all who have been slaughtered on the earth” (Revelation 18:24)

Many who have stood up against the wickedness of the world have been slaughtered.  Blessed are they who are persecuted for the Lord’s sake.  But God does not exonerate the wicked who have done this.  To You who are persecuted, remember that vengeance belongs to the Lord.  To you who are lukewarm, be warned, the day of wrath will come upon us all.  That is why it is called the great and terrible day.

Lord, it depends upon which side of the equation I live my life.  Either I am under Your grace and walking the narrow path, or else I am following what is right in my own eyes.  Lead me, Lord, on the narrow way and clear my mind to see clearly the distinct division between the goodness of Your law and the grace I need to live as one who seeks righteousness.  Keep my eyes clear to see the deceptions of this age.

Lord Jesus, in the power of Your Holy Spirit, by grace, I need to be led step by step in the way You would have me go.  Guide me now and always by Your grace to see the boundaries of the narrow path so that I do not stray off it.  Lead me today and every day to be intentional about my journey of faith.  Guide me in Your goodness and mercy to know that You alone are my Savior.  Amen.