Day 257/260: Read Revelation 19
Caught up in the excitement of the worship scene revealed to him, John attempted to worship the messenger in Revelation 19:10. The messenger prevented this action, as he was not divine and not worthy of worship. He told John, “Worship God!”
Do we ever get caught up in the excitement of worship today and give too much praise to uninspired men? Far too often, Christians put more faith and trust in preachers than they do in the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
Luke writes about the Bereans in Acts 17:11, calling them “more fair-minded than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness, and searched the Scriptures daily to find out whether these things were so.” They did not just take Paul and Silas’ word for it; they sought to verify their words with the Word.
We must be of that same noble spirit today, receiving the words preached and taught, but verifying the information for ourselves so we are not led astray.
Memory (Copy into a notebook 5-10 times)
Revelation 22:18-19. For I testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: If anyone adds to these things, God will add to him the plagues that are written in this book; and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part from the Book of Life, from the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.
Pray for the humility to submit to faithful preaching, and the wisdom to “work out your own salvation with fear and trembling” (Philippians 2:12).