Re:Verse reading–Revelation 8 and 9 (day six)
The trumpets are a kindness, and so were the seals. Every seal, every trumpet blast is a call to repentance. We read death and destruction, but each day that God delays the “Day of the Lord” is a kindness, not just to the unbelieving but also the church. It is no coincidence that Revelation begins with letters to seven churches; the trumpets are as much for them as they are for those who remain in their sin. They serve as a reminder, a wakeup call, that all of creation is careening towards a final and eternal judgment; that the Father, through Jesus, will finish his work of salvation.
So you see, the trumpets are a kindness to us. Revelation was not intended for our varied speculations, but for action. Do you hear them?