Re:Verse reading–Revelation 8 and 9 (day four)
These chapters could sour you on the trumpet section of an orchestra. Seven trumpets…when each blows its blast, bad things happen. Things are destroyed…people and animals die…pain and torment prevail. Is this the same God that Scripture describes as ‘Love’?
God is Love! Never is His love demonstrated any more than through His justice and judgment. The world has tried to paint a picture of a god of their own design. They create a god of their selective choosing that preserves their desire for control of their own lives. This is called idolatry.
Do we, likewise, fashion a god of our own design? Do we live our lives as we choose rather than how God describes His followers? Holiness, purity, consecration, Godly character…are those expectations of our lives or are they ancient pictures no longer valid in our modern world? One of God’s characteristics is that He is Unchanging. Guard against discounting Scripture to fit your own idolatrous preferences. His choices have not changed!