Devotion for Thursday, November 16, 2023
“Then I saw an angel standing in the sun, and he cried out with a loud voice, saying to all the birds that fly in midheaven, “Come, assemble for the great feast of God, so that you may eat the flesh of kings and the flesh of commanders, the flesh of mighty men, the flesh of horses and of those who sit on them, and the flesh of all people, both free and slaves, and small and great” (Revelation 19:17-19)
Those who have lived for the supposed power they thought they could have in this world will be devoured. Their wicked will be destroyed and be no more. The birds of the air will devour their dead flesh. How sad that it will end this way. If only they had repented. But there are many who would rather fight to have things the way they want them than to live the way the Lord made us to live.
Lord, there are times when I join in the rebellion. I want what I want and do not follow Your ways. Too many seem to follow this path. First, let me see in myself where I do these things and then, second, take this attitude out of my heart so that I become a willing and humble servant. Lord, I always want to be with You for You alone give true hope and a promise that is forever.
Lord Jesus, renew my heart and make it clean. Lead me today to walk where You lead, doing what You would have me do. Let me not join with those who think there is power to be had in this world. Instead, guide me into the goodness You demonstrated while You walked the earth. In You, my Lord and Savior, I can do these things and live into Your likeness, being obedient as I follow You. Amen.