Daily Devotions: December 19, 2014

Today’s Bible reading is Revelation chapter 14

(Read the entire New Testament in 2014 by reading only one chapter each day)

Revelation chapter 14 records John’s vision of the 144,000 singing before the throne of God. They are singing a new song. Their song is their testimony, and only the 144,000 can sing it. They share a unique experience during a unique period in history, and their song gives testimony to the faithfulness of God. It is good to know that what is sadness now will be gladness then. Our sorrows will become songs. We can sing in glory, but we can also sing now. God puts a song in our hearts. We sing our best to God when our songs are personal. When a song is true to our testimony it brings glory to God. Also, we sing our best to God when our hearts are pure. These redeemed saints are of a special kind, separated from all that is ungodly. They are morally upright and honest. They do not practice sexual sin nor do they engage in the telling of lies. They are a holy people. Let the church learn from these future saints. The 144,000 are passionate about sharing the Gospel.  Their one pursuit is following the Lamb of God. They are pure and set apart for the Lord. Finally, they are privileged to stand before the throne of God and sing for the glory of God.

Prayer: “Jesus, we come before Your Presence with singing. Fill our hearts with song. In Jesus name. Amen.”

Randy J. McPheron