God’s Word is trustworthy and true. Sometimes, we doubt His Word because our family and friends let us down. Let us resolve not to transfer onto God our disappointment in the actions of other people. He is different—He is faithful and true in all things, and He will never forget us.
1 John said: An angel showed me the river of life-giving water, sparkling like crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb 2 down the middle of its street. On either side of the river grew the tree of life that produces fruit twelve times a year, once each month; the leaves of the trees serve as medicine for the nations. 3 Nothing accursed will be found there anymore. The throne of God and of the Lamb will be in it, and his servants will worship him. 4 They will look upon his face, and his name will be on their foreheads. 5 Night will be no more, nor will they need light from lamp or sun, for the Lord God shall give them light, and they shall reign forever and ever. 6 And he said to me, “These words are trustworthy and true, and the Lord, the God of prophetic spirits, sent his angel to show his servants what must happen soon.” 7 “Behold, I am coming soon.” Blessed is the one who keeps the prophetic message of this book.
Psalm 95:1-2, 3-5, 6-7
R: Maranatha! Come, Lord Jesus!
1 Come, let us sing joyfully to the Lord; let us acclaim the Rock of our salvation. 2 Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us joyfully sing psalm to him. (R) 3 For the Lord is a great God, and a great king above all gods; 4 in his hands are the depths of the earth, and the tops of the mountains are his. 5 His is the sea, for he has made it, and the dry land, which his hands have formed. (R) 6 Come, let us bow down in worship; let us kneel before the Lord who made us. 7 For he is our God, and we are the people he shepherds, the flock he guides. (R)
Let us be careful not to allow the luxuries and pleasures of life lead us away from the truth. We do not need to be afraid of the world because Jesus’ promises are enough to capture our minds and hearts. May we open our hearts to the beauty and joy of the Gospel today.
Be vigilant at all times and pray that you may have the strength to stand before the Son of Man.
34 Jesus said to his disciples: “Beware that your hearts do not become drowsy from carousing and drunkenness and the anxieties of daily life, and that day catch you by surprise 35 like a trap. For that day will assault everyone who lives on the face of the earth. 36 Be vigilant at all times and pray that you have the strength to escape the tribulations that are imminent and to stand before the Son of Man.”