“Listening to God” Bible Reading & Devotion: Mar. 4, 2022 – Revelation 007

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Chapter 7 (ESV)

After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands, 10 and crying out with a loud voice, “Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!” 11 And all the angels were standing around the throne and around the elders and the four living creatures, and they fell on their faces before the throne and worshiped God, 12 saying, “Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and honor and power and might be to our God forever and ever! Amen.”

13 Then one of the elders addressed me, saying, “Who are these, clothed in white robes, and from where have they come?” 14 I said to him, “Sir, you know.” And he said to me, “These are the ones coming out of the great tribulation. They have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.

15 “Therefore they are before the throne of God,
and serve him day and night in his temple;
and he who sits on the throne will shelter them with his presence.
16 They shall hunger no more, neither thirst anymore;
the sun shall not strike them,
nor any scorching heat.
17 For the Lamb in the midst of the throne will be their shepherd,
and he will guide them to springs of living water,
and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.”

 

REFLECTION:

  1. Again, John’s eye is drawn back to heaven, and he sees the innumerable company of the saved. Drawn from every people and tribe, dressed in the white robes of salvation, they join in offering praise and glory to God.
  2. Read this passage again and listen to the words of the worshippers. Think, why is God worthy of your worship?
  3. Try lying down on your face before God as you join the great crowd in worship and praise Him. Respond to him with thanksgiving, authenticity, honesty and passion.

 

PRAYER:

The Lord Jesus Christ, the Lamb who was slain, is worthy of worship and praise. I deeply hope that when the Lord returns on that day, I will be able to stand before the throne and the Lamb with people from every nation, tribes, peoples, and languages, and shout and sing praises to You with a loud voice.

 

HYMN:

There is None Like You – youtu.be/MCfnlBoh2Gg

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