Today’s Reading Revelation 1-11
There are those moments in our life that tend to totally upend the status quo. These are events or situation that we experience that bring such a level of energy or angst that we end up responding to them. These become defining moments in our life. It is these moments that we look back to and say, “That was it!”
After reading through today’s reading though, I can’t help but wonder how many of the moments that we miss along the way. Reflecting about events and situations in the past, i can’t help but speculate upon when it was probably time to wake up ad I missed it completely. Am I alone?
Heading to bed last night, we read about an air attack upon Syria. Every day, we are reminded about the problem in North Korea and our own country’s political divide. It is a mess. We read about struggles in the church and experience struggles at home. We are a people divided and in need of a shake up.
Reading the end of chapter 9 this morning, I came across this:
The rest of humankind, who were not killed by these plagues, did not repent of the works of their hands or give up worshiping demons and idols of gold and silver and bronze and stone and wood, which cannot see or hear or walk. 21 And they did not repent of their murders or their sorceries or their fornication or their thefts.
At first, my reaction was wondering why didn’t the people wake up and change. However, I have seen with my own eyes how people respond to the news of the day. I have responded in the same way. We ignore it and keep doing whatever it is we are invested in. We continue to worship these idols of gold, silver, bronze, stone, and wood and wonder why things aren’t getting any better.
It is time to wake up!
Change starts here and it starts now.
We are in Day 33 of a 40 day read through the New Testament challenge today. The 40 days of readings are listed below.
***End Note ***
40 Days of Reading
Day 1 – Ash Wednesday
Thursday Day 2 – Mark 5-8
Friday Day 3 Mark 9-12
Saturday Day 4 Mark 13-16
Monday Day 5 1 & 2 Thessalonians
Tuesday Day 6 Galatians
Wednesday Day 7 Philippians & Colossians
Thursday Day 8 Philemon & Ephesians
Friday Day 9 Matthew 1-7
Saturday Day 10 Matthew 8-12
Monday Day 11 Matthew 13-18
Tuesday Day 12 Matthew 19-24
Day 13 Wednesday Matthew 25-28
Thursday Day 14 1 Corinthians 1-9
Friday Day 15 1 Corinthians 10-16
Saturday Day 16 2 Corinthians 1-13
Monday Day 17 Romans 1-8
Tuesday Day 18 Romans 9-16
Wednesday Day 19 Luke 1-3
Thursday Day 20 Luke 4-7
Friday Day 21 Luke 8-11
Saturday Day 22 Luke 12-16
Monday Day 23 Luke 17-21
Tuesday Day 24 Luke 22-24
Wednesday Day 25 Acts 1-6
Thursday Day 26 Acts 7-10
Friday Day 27 Acts 11-16
Saturday Day 28 Acts 17-22
Monday Day 29 Monday Day 29 Acts 23-28
Tuesday Day 30 1 & 2 Timothy and Titus
Wednesday Day 31 Hebrews 1-10
Thursday Day 32 Hebrews 11-13 & James
Today Friday Day 33 Revelation 1-11
Saturday Day 34 Revelation 12-22
Monday Day 35 1 & 2 & 3 John & Jude
Tuesday Day 36 1 & 2 Peter
Wednesday Day 37 John 1-5
Thursday Day 38 John 6-10
Friday Day 39 John 11-16
Saturday Day 40 John 17-21