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Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional!
Then I heard a voice from heaven say, “Write this: Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.” “Yes,” says the Spirit, “they will rest from their labor, for their deeds will follow them.”
In John’s revelation, he heard the Lord tell him to write these words down. The words had to do with a promise the Lord was making to all the followers of Jesus who are faithful to the end of their lives. His promise to us is “Our Labor Is Not In Vain.”
I know that students of God’s Word, particularly The Revelation, would say that I am taking this passage out of context. I will not argue that. However, as I read this passage this AM, I thought of the words of Paul in 1 Corinthians 15:58 when he wrote, “Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.” Instead of discussing the Christian martyrs in The Revelation, let’s make this bigger. Isn’t it true that when you and I stand true and faithful to the Lord throughout our lives, no matter how we someday face death, that the promise of God is true? “Our Labor Is Not In Vain.” Don’t give up today, my friend. He’s on your side!
I am so blessed to know that as I serve You faithfully each day, you’re watching. You know when it’s hard for me, and You know when I’m at rest. But no matter what peaceful or turbulent times I may face, it’s all for You. It’s not in vain. Amen