Rejoice! [Revelation 18]
Thursday, October 22, 2009
" 'Woe! Woe, O great city, where all who had ships on the sea became rich through her wealth! In one hour
she has been brought to ruin! 20 Rejoice over her, O heaven! Rejoice, saints and apostles and prophets!
God has judged her for the way she treated you.' "
God's people can rest in the face of God's judgment. We have already been to court and were found not guilty. We were guilty, but because we accepted Jesus as our Lord and Savior, He satisfied the court by paying for our sentence. Now we are free and clear and can wait for God to judge the evil left in the world without fear. We are safe in Christ and we can rejoice that we will be part of a world free of corruption and evil.
We praise You, God, that you are the perfect Judge and will make this world free of sin and evil. Thank you that we can rejoice that we are safe in Christ. Cause us to rest in You and to share Your love with this world by Your grace while we can.