Scipture:

Revelation 9:20-21- The rest of mankind, who were not killed by these plagues, did not repent of the works of their hands nor give up worshipping demons and idols and gold and silver and bronze and stone and wood, which cannot see or hear or walk, nor did they repent of their murders or their sorceries or their sexual immorality or their thefts.    

Observation:

Even after facing plagues and death, many did not repent and worshipped what was created rather than the Creator.  What people worship is parallel to their lifestyle and many did not turn from their evil ways to seek God. Verse 6 tells us people would prefer death over repentance to God.  There is a day of judgement coming for both believers and nonbelievers.

Application:

I must realize I am dead in my own sin without the love of God sending Jesus to rescue me into fellowship with Him.  God has told us through His word that judgement is coming for everyone. The only way to the Father is through Jesus.  God is patient and wants everyone through His grace to repent and know Him. I need to use this truth to have a sense of urgency to share the love of the gospel with those who are lost.

Prayer:

Father,

Thank you for your love, grace and mercy.  Let your coming judgement instill in me a sense of urgency to share the love and truth of the gospel with those who don’t know you.