Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Based on Daniel 7:1-8:27, Psalm 137:1-6, Proverbs 29:14, 2 Peter 3:1-18.
Reading the Book of Daniel this morning makes me think we are in the dress rehearsal of the reign of lawlessness and lies. Just hours ago we were gathered, singing "By the flood of Babylon," a haunting, weeping melody for lost Zion. Now, today, the Scripture appears before me, with its insertions of hope that pompous arrogance will be destroyed and overcome, that this astonishing pride shall be broken without human hands.
Thank You, GOD, for Your Word that keeps us mindful in these last day when scoffers are scoffing their heads off, walking according to their own lusts and saying, "Where is the promise of His coming?" Thank You for assuring us that You are not slack concerning Your promise and that You are not willing for any of us to perish in the Day of the LORD. Though all things will be dissolved, nevertheless we, according to Your promise, look for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells.
Thank You for assuring us that some things are hard to understand and for reminding us that people who are untaught or unstable (or both) will twist Your Word to their own destruction as they do also the rest of the Scriptures. We rejoice to know that we are Your beloveds, and that You enable us to stand against the error of the wicked, daily growing in the grace and knowledge of You by Your Holy Spirit within us, who connect us to our place in Your Body, precious Jesus, our LORD and Savior.
To Christ be the glory both now and forever. Amen!
This photograph is by Liz Burnell.