Quote from Open Up Your Heart by Jeff Syverson
The Revelation of Jesus Christ
Today’s Scripture Readings: Psalm 138:1-8 | Joel 1:1-3:21 | Rev. 1:1-20 | Proverbs 29:18
Today’s Scripture Focus: Rev. 1
“Do not be afraid. I am the First and the Last. I am the Living One; I was dead, and behold I am alive forever and ever! And I hold the keys of death and Hades.” (Revelation 1:18 NIV)
How does one approach a book like Revelation? Some treat it as an exercise in speculation. They are fascinated about interpreting all the details and symbols in light of today’s news and trying to set dates for Christ’s return. Other people get confused by it all, and just try to avoid it.
Let me suggest another approach, one that I have found helpful. Try reading Revelation as a book of worship. Stand in awe of the…
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