The theme for Dr. David Jeremiah daily devotional for today October 18 2023 is ”Understanding Revelation” and it is a message highly recommended for today’s spiritual growth and upliftment.
There’s an old story about a preacher who showed up early for a speaking engagement. Looking around, he noticed a moneybox on the wall. He made a five-dollar contribution to it, thinking it was for the poor. After the service, his host walked him to the door and took the money from the box. “This is where our people contribute to the visiting preacher,” said the man, “and you’ve done better than most. Look, here’s a five-dollar bill.” Later the man told the story to his family. “Dad,” observed his son, “if you had put more into it, you would have gotten more out of it!”
The book of Revelation is like that. The more we put into studying it, the more we’ll get out of it. At first glance, Revelation seems like a complicated book. Many feel they can’t understand it. But its broad outlines are relatively simple, and with repeated study it becomes a blessing. Revelation is meant to be understood, and it offers rich blessings to those who take the time to mine its truths.
It is true of all parts of the Bible that they study it best who come feeling that they are on holy ground.
R. H. Boll