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“From His mouth comes a sharp sword, so that with it He may strike down the nations, and He will rule them with a rod of iron; and He treads the wine press of the fierce wrath of God, the Almighty” (Revelation 19:15).

The Word of the Lord is a mighty two-edged sword.  The power of the Almighty is what has brought all things into existence.  Heaven and earth shall pass away, but His word endures forever.  His Word will suppress our sins and produce what is right and good.  His Word will suppress our pride and condemn what is wrong and evil.  The Lord is Sovereign, doubt it not, and His dominion is forever.

Lord, there is no quibbling with You.  There is no wiggle room.  You have spoken plainly, and we humans are the ones who try to justify ourselves and wiggle our way out of situations.  Open the eyes of the blind and unstop the ears of the deaf so that the simple truth of Your Gospel may be known.  Only in You, who was, is, and is to come, is there eternal authority and power.  It is Yours alone.

Lord Jesus, I encounter the gentle Savior in the Gospels.  But You are also the Eternal Sovereign in whom resides all power and authority.  Guide me this day, Lord and Master, so that I may humbly obey You, the author and finisher of my faith.  You know where I need to go and what I need to do.  Guide me by the Your Holy Spirit to walk as You lead me this day.  Amen.