Praising God for His Creation

In today’s Bible reading, we see examples of praising God for His creation. First off, we see how integral Jesus is to creation. In John 1:1, John parrots Genesis 1:1 with a bit of elaboration. As we saw yesterday, “the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.” (Genesis 1:2 CSB) Straight…

Come Out and Be Separate

In today’s Bible reading, John records the fall of Babylon the Great. I won’t go into the theories of what Babylon the Great is. But I will point out the command from God for His people: Come out and don’t participate in the sin of the world. (Revelation 18:4-5) While the rest of the world…

Seven Bowls Are Poured Out

Things continue escalating in today’s Bible reading. Seven angels pour out seven bowls of God’s wrath on the earth. First Bowl: Painful SoresSecond Bowl: The sea turned to blood and all sea life diedThird Bowl: Rivers and springs became bloodFourth Bowl: People are scorched by the sun. They blaspheme the One who has power over…

When Calamity Doesn’t Lead to Repentance

In today’s Bible reading, we see more trumpets blown and more calamities sent to earth. Each is worse than the previous one. One-third of the people died. (Revelation 9:18) And yet, those remaining two-thirds of the people do not repent. If you’ve ever read 2 Chronicles 7:14, you’ll remember that God promises to hear from…

Just When You Thought It Couldn’t Get Any Worse

Last week, we looked at what happened when the seals were removed from the Scroll and God’s judgment began to be executed. It was bad. In today’s Bible reading, angels blow trumpets and more calamity is hurled at the earth. Without the context of the rest of the Bible, these actions sound cruel, both to…