Daily Devotional for Thursday November 02, 2017

Scripture:

Revelation 21:8 (NASB) But for the cowardly and unbelieving and abominable and murderers and immoral persons and sorcerers and idolaters and all liars, their part will be in the lake that burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.”

Observation:

It is the part of life we don't like to talk about. It's the part of the Bible we seem to leave out when we quote Scripture, but the reality is that we need to talk about it. Every time I turn on the news, I see tragedies where innocent lives were lost. Some are caused by those who would rather harm than love, hurt rather than care. You have to wonder how we make sense of the innocent loss of life. Today's scripture brings some comfort and a stark reminder of what waits for those who would cause this loss of life. However, it goes further. It speaks of immoral persons, idolaters, and liars. It stats that they will burn in the lake of fire and brimstone, but let us not lose hope that despite these, there are those who are turning to God, turning to love, and caring about others. Let us examine our own lives and not be part of those who will have eternal separation from God, but let us rather share the love of Christ so that all have an opportunity of eternal life with God. Love on someone today; it could just change their life.  

Application:

Personal Application: Continue spending time with the Lord daily. Sow righteousness and reap the fruit of God's unfailing love.

Family Devotional: Read this chapter to your family. Ask them if anything spoke to them as you read. Talk about their answers and show them that one important aspect of this chapter is that we must continue to spend time with the Lord and keep our hearts focused on His plans and purposes. Pray for them.
 

TOM SEMBER has been involved in ministering to men for over 20 years. He is an ordained minister with the AG in the NY Ministry Network. Tom lives with his wife, Carolyn, and children in New York. You can connect with Tom on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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