Daily Bible Reading: Revelation 18
Verse of the Day: Revelation 18:10 – “standing afar off for the fear of her torment, saying, Woe, woe, the great city, Babylon, the strong city! for in one hour is thy judgment come.”
In today’s reading, we find the pronouncement of the fall and total destruction of the city Babylon. In this verse, we find the statement “woe, woe….” The Greek word used here, ουαι, is a primary exclamation of grief, which in this instance is repeated to double the emphasis of the exclamation. It could be translated as alas, or how dreadful. It marks the impact that this city’s destruction would have.
Considered a strong city, the world will marvel that in such a short time the city would be destroyed. The power of God in His judgment is demonstrated in this event. We know that God is a God of Love, but we forget that He is also a God of Judgment.
Prayer: Father, I want to be on Your side of Love in all of my life. I do not want to face Your Judgment. I have accepted the provision You have made through Jesus , Your Son.