Scripture:

Revelation 9:4 They were told not to harm the grass of the earth or any green plant or any tree, but only those people who do not have the seal of God on their foreheads.

Observation:

As the judgement unravels it is obvious that every detail has been prepared. When we see the wrath of God so specific we must understand that nothing happens outside of His plan. Those who are not sealed will experience great pain as a result of their sin and unfaithfulness.

Application:

Journaling though revelation is tough. It is filled with wrath and loss. Somehow it is all for the glory of God, but it can be difficult to understand and connect how the God of grace is also the God of wrath. It is when I read these passages that I am reminded that without the sacrifice and grace of God, judgement would be my future. It is only because of Christ I can stand in the midst of the unraveling of his wrath.
1. Be thankful for grace.
2. Pray for those who don’t know Christ.
3. Believe that the wrath is justified and that sin not covered under the blood of Christ must be punished.

Prayer:

God thank you for your grace that allows me to read revelation without fear for me personally. However I am reminded to lift up my lost friends, neighbors, etc. Use me to share your story of Grace through the cross today.