I Am Feeble: a Devotional Thought for Bedtime

“My heart panteth, my strength faileth me: as for the light of mine eyes, it also is gone from me.” —Psalm 38:10

It’s good to laugh with a light heart when our situations seem dim, bleak, or even dark. Tonight, during our family devotional, even while reading Psalm 38 as a family, we laughed during the reading of the passage; although many familiar with it might think we had lost all reverence and dignity for a psalm that clearly speaks of sorrow, repentance, and a desire for God through one’s personal weakness.

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A Greater Than Solomon is Here

“The queen of the south shall rise up in the judgment with the men of this generation, and condemn them: for she came from the utmost parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and, behold, a greater than Solomon is here.” —Luke 11:31

When contemplating the lives of some of the characters recorded in Scripture our minds can take us into a myriad of directions. Take Solomon for example. He was considered the wisest of all the kings in Israel. Yet, in multiplying wives to himself, particularly idolatrous women from distant lands, it caused his heart to turn from God so that his sin was loathsome. Our minds might tend to wander upon the thought with regard to Solomon’s ultimate salvation. The last mention of Solomon in scripture, in Nehemiah 13:26, publishes the “wise” king’s very grievous sin:

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The Revelation of Jesus Christ

“The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John:” —Revelation 1:1

The most important truth to consider about this book is that it is the revelation of Jesus Christ. That written in the book of Revelation is the apocalypse, the unveiling of Jesus Christ. As the Alpha and Omega, Jesus Christ is the first and the last in all things, and the first and foremost of and among all things. My Bible, a large print Presentation Reference Edition of the King James Version published by Cambridge University Press, renders the title of this book: “THE REVELATION OF ST. JOHN THE DIVINE.” Many Bibles give this book that title. Yet, it is untrue. Every jot and title of the writings of the book of Revelation contains the essence of the Person of Christ and the work of Christ; in other words, the gospel.

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