Mo 6/3Tu 6/4We 6/5Th 6/6Fr 6/7Sa 6/8Su 6/9
Isa. 35
Rev. 5
Isa. 36
Rev. 6
Isa. 37
Rev. 7
Isa. 38
Rev. 8
Isa. 39
Rev. 9
Isa. 40
Rev. 10
Isa. 41
Rev. 11

WHAT TO LOOK FOR

Scripture commands us never to take our own revenge (Rom. 12:19). This is because “the anger of man does not achieve the righteousness of God” (James 1:20), as Pastor Bayly reminded us this past Sunday. We are to wait patiently for justice, knowing that God will judge perfectly in the end. Both Revelation and Isaiah teach us this:

Encourage the exhausted, and strengthen the feeble.

Say to those with anxious heart,

“Take courage, fear not.

Behold, your God will come with vengeance;

The recompense of God will come,

But He will save you.”

Isaiah 35:3–4

When the Lamb broke the fifth seal, I saw underneath the altar the souls of those who had been slain because of the word of God, and because of the testimony which they had maintained; and they cried out with a loud voice, saying, “How long, O Lord, holy and true, will You refrain from judging and avenging our blood on those who dwell on the earth?” And there was given to each of them a white robe; and they were told that they should rest for a little while longer, until the number of their fellow servants and their brethren who were to be killed even as they had been, would be completed also.

Revelation 6:9–11

It’s hard to wait for justice. It’s difficult to be patient for the day of the Lord. This is one of the reasons God has ordained that His people gather regularly for worship. It ensures that we will be frequently reminded of what we are waiting for, and of the fact that we serve a God who has faithfully promised to take care of us. Isaiah and Revelation are both full of such promises. In fact, Revelation reiterates many promises from the Old Testament prophets, including Isaiah:

They will hunger no longer, nor thirst anymore; nor will the sun beat down on them, nor any heat; for the Lamb in the center of the throne will be their shepherd, and will guide them to springs of the water of life; and God will wipe every tear from their eyes.

Revelation 7:16–17

That is taken directly from Isaiah:

They will not hunger or thirst,
Nor will the scorching heat or sun strike them down;
For He who has compassion on them will lead them
And will guide them to springs of water.

Isaiah 49:16

Cling to these wonderful promises!

VERSE TO MEDITATE ON

Those who wait for the LORD

Will gain new strength;

They will mount up with wings like eagles,

They will run and not get tired,

They will walk and not become weary.

—Isaiah 40:31

HOW TO PRAY

  • Adoration – Praise God for His faithfulness to His people.
  • Confession – Confess times you have taken out your own revenge.
  • Thanksgiving – Thank God for the weekly worship of His gathered people, where we are corporately reminded of His promises.
  • Supplication – Pray for patience for persecuted Christians around the world, and pray for God to bring vengeance on those who persecute them.

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This post by Alex McNeilly

Unless otherwise indicated, all Scripture quotations are from the New American Standard Bible®, Copyright © 1960, 1971, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation. All rights reserved.

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