The idea of God’s wrath is something that is difficult for many to accept. The reality is that God must ultimately oppose and destroy evil. Anyone who chooses not to follow God has joined the revolt against God and will suffer with their leaders.
Are you teachable or do you think you have everything pretty much figured out? Do you have an opinion about almost everything that you feel the need to interject all the time? Do you think it is important to always prove yourself right? Do you ever stop and consider that you might be wrong?
Those people who had accepted the mark and worshiped the beast would face the judgment of God. The ultimate judgment is an unending separation from God. This will be the ultimate misery because each of us has an inborn desire to fellowship with God. Sin has destroyed our relationship with God, but we each have the choice to repent and have our relationship with God restored and reconciled.
The word translated devoted in this passage (philostorgos) only occurs once in the New Testament. It actually means “tender affection or kindly affection”. Then at the end of the verse we have the word for brotherly love which is philidelphia. Both these words are descriptive of different types of love.
I Still Get Excited when I Hear an Ice Cream Truck I have some good memories of Ice Cream trucks when I was a kid. You could hear that magical sound that only Ice Cream trucks could make from blocks away that would send you into a frenzy looking for some money. “Ice cream, its the ice cream truck”. […]
The 90 Day DYWTGW? Challenge Day 90 Day 90! Congratulations! I hope the 90 Day Challenge has blessed your life in some ways. We have covered a lot in a relatively short period of time. I hope some of the ideas will stick with you. Since we have spent the last month talking a […]
The 90 Day DYWTGW? Challenge Day 89 Day 89! The “Phos Hilaron” is the next component in our Daily Strength Training evening prayer.
O joyful light,
from the pure glory of the eternal heavenly Father,
O holy, blessed Jesus Christ.
As we come to the setting of the sun
and see the evening light,
we praise God the Father, […]
The 90 Day DYWTGW? Challenge Day 88 Day 88! I can’t believe we are almost done with our 90 Day Challenge. If you are up to it, you should try adding the Evening Prayer to your routine. I won’t have time to go through all the elements but I will introduce the first couple and […]
The 90 Day DYWTGW? Challenge Day 87 Day 87! “The Grace” is the next component in our Daily Strength Training and it appears at the end of both Morning and Evening Prayer.
May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. […]