Summary of passages: Various passages for the day.
3a) Personal Question. My answer:
Revelation 1:4-8;22:7: Jesus is coming again. Hope for a better world.
Revelation 2:9-10; 13:10b; 14:12: God’s people are faithful and patient through suffering. God knows those who are His and those who are not His. This gives me encouragement for a better world and the good deeds I do are not in vain for He sees.
Revelation 12:10-17; 13:5-7: There will be a time when the “beast” is allowed to reign but God will overcome. Encouragement again.
Revelation 19:6-9, 11-16: Christ will come again to judge and rule. Hope again.
Revelation 21:1-4; 22:1-5: Christ will usher in a new earth. He will walk with us. The curse will be lifted and we will dwell with God forever. Eden will be once again. Hope. Faith. Contentment.
b) Personal Question. My answer: The new earth. It’s the overall theme of Revelation–Christ will come once again and bring us Eden where we are God’s best friend. It’s so encouraging, hopeful, and wonderful to think about what it will be like. I hope to learn more so I can keep this in mind when times on this side of heaven are tough.
Conclusions: I enjoyed reading passages from Revelation. Hope and faith is the central message here. John was trying to encourage the first century Christians with what was to come. It’s an eternal perspective we sometimes lose in the daily grind.