Today’s Bible reading is Revelation chapter 10
(Read the entire New Testament in 2014 by reading only one chapter each day)
The book of Revelation is the account God gave to John concerning end times. This vision was not given to satisfy our curiosity about the future, but to affirm God’s sovereignty. The Revelation should encourage and comfort God’s people that God is in control and that ultimately they will be victorious. In John’s vision he was instructed to “eat the little book.” This illustrates to us that as believers we are to feed on God’s Word. The book was sweet in John’s mouth but bitter in his stomach. As we read through Revelation it is both sweet and bitter. It is sweet to know that as saints of God we will reign with Christ forever. It is sweet to read about heaven where there is no sickness, sin, or sorrow. It is sweet to think about the victory we have in Christ over death and devils, hell and harm, over sin and Satan. The Word of God is sweet, but it is also bitter. In fact, John became sick to his stomach even nauseated. John’s stomach was upset as he digested the judgment of God that is coming upon sinners. It breaks the heart of God and the heart’s of God’s people to watch others bear the consequences of sin. We know that our time on earth is short and that the world is growing more wicked every day. We know that sin must run its full course and that the judgment of God must fall. Then we will reign with Christ forever!
Prayer: “Dear Lord Jesus, feed us Your Word and may we be faithful to take in Your truth until it consumes us. Amen”
Randy J. McPheron