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Revelation 19:1-8, The Bright, Warm Glow of Christ

Key Verse

Let us rejoice and exult
and give him the glory,
for the marriage of the Lamb has come,
and his bride has made herself ready;
to her it has been granted to be clothed
with fine linen, bright and pure’—
for the fine linen is the righteous deeds of the saints
— Revelation 19:8-9

RCL Daily Devotion for Monday, April 1, 2019

RCL Daily Devotions written by Daniel D. Maurer from RCL Worship Resources (see more).

It’s become almost cliché for purveyors of progressive theology to cite the misuse of the Book of Revelation in the Bible. Many, if not most, have figured out that the Book of Revelation is not a summary of Nostradamus’ predictions. But few understand the purpose of the book in the canon of scripture.

The Book of Revelation was intended to be a book of hope.

For a people persecuted and suffering, the apocalypse genre provided a pinch of beauty and hope in a world where most weren’t sure whether the next day would be their last or not.

Images in Revelation are as striking as they are sometimes beautiful and other times bizarre. But one thing is for sure: we continue to list this work in the canon of scripture we call the
Bible, because it still speaks to us of the Ultimate, the Infinite. The warm glow of Christ radiates throughout the entire universe, and indeed, in your life as well.

Thank you, Lord, that you come to me in many and various ways to heal me and provide hope for me. Amen.

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