Wednesday March 27, 2024

Wednesday – March 27th – Revelation 21:24-25    ------     
21:24) The nations will walk in its light, and the kings of the world will enter the city in all their glory.
25) Its gates will never be closed at the end of day because there is no night there.
The Daily Walk Bible inspirational thought for today:

     Welcome Wednesday! Wow, what an insightful inspirational thought for today. During this last week of Lent, this is a perfect self-reflective point for us to ponder. How well do we look at the person in the mirror in an attempt to discern our own weaknesses. If you are like me, it is a whole lot easier, and much more fun, to gaze out the window to observe other people’s weaknesses. What I have realized as I have aged, is that I can do nothing about another person’s weakness. What I do have control over is addressing my own weaknesses, especially when I allow God to sort them out and show me the way to make strong that which is weak.

     In our pick verses today, John records what many biblical scholars express are two of the more challenging verses to interpret in John’s vision of New Jerusalem. Without going into great details on the various interpretations of this part of the vision, the most creditable suggestion is that John is drawing a contrast between the harlot city of Babylon and his vison of the new city of God. Such a contrast of good and evil could/would be easily understood by his first/second century readers. If Babylon could successfully seduce nations and kings by her evil spell, New Jerusalem will have these once warring nations walking side by side in its light. Instead of entering an alliance with evil, the kings are portrayed as bringing splendor into it. Of course, these verses are to be taken as symbolic, for in New Jerusalem there will be an absence of the need for rulers or nations, as all will stand equally before God in Heaven.

  Pastor Jim
Thursday – March 28th – Revelation 21:26

*The Daily Walk Bible NLT: Explore God's Path to Life (p. 1151). Tyndale House Publishers. Kindle Edition.

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