Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Daily Devotion: Stability

Bible Reading: Revelation 1:1-7

Key Verse: Verse 3 - “Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand.” 

Key Words: Blessed

There is a promise found inside the book of Revelation. To the one who reads the Book, hears the Book, and keeps the Book, the Word of God says that man will be blessed (verse 3). The blessing, I believe, is the joy and stability of knowing and understanding that God is still in control, even in these last days.

The day in which we are living is challenging to us as believers, and yet the Lord said in Revelation 1:8, “I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.

It does not take a college degree to understand that knowing God brings stability in chaotic times. The simple can understand it. The learned can understand it. All it takes is for the Almighty God to give us that understanding.
One day, a man who loved the book of Revelation, and had no theological training, was criticized and ridiculed by a much wiser theologian who said, “You don’t understand that book. It’s an enigma, a puzzle -- nobody can understand it.”

The lover of the book of Revelation responded, “I understand it.”

“Oh yeah,” came the reply. “What does it mean?”

The man thought for a second and then responded proudly, “Why, it means we win.”

Jean Francois Gravelet was a great tightrope walker. In fact, on June 30, 1859, he was the first man to cross the Niagara River on a tightrope. Someone asked him how he managed to cross without falling. He said, “Look on the other side in the direction to which you are walking. Do you see that silver star? I placed it there, and I never take my eyes off of it. I put my eyes on that star, and I walk toward it. That gives me stability.”

Jesus Christ is our bright and morning star. Keep your eyes on Him during these last days, and He will give you that stability as well.

What to do:
✞ Focus on the Lord and His work.
✞ Occupy until He comes.
✞ Pray for your lost loved ones.

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