Devotion Time: November 1-7, 2010

Suggested Instructions

Read the assigned passage for the day, memorize the given memory verse for each day and answer the reflection question provided. Click here to download the DT packet.

Daily Devotion and Bible Reading Plan

Monday              11/01                 Revelation 3:7-13
Tuesday              11/02                 Revelation 3:14-22
Wednesday        11/03                 Revelation 4
Thursday            11/04                 Revelation 5
Fri-Sun               11/05-07           Joel; Amos

Memory Verses and Reflection Questions

MONDAY, 11/01

Memory Verse

Revelation 3:11
I am coming soon. Hold on to what you have, so that no one will take your crown.

Reflection Questions

  • What is inspiring about the church in Philadelphia?   In what way can I imitate this church?
  • What do I need to hold on to in my life?  What causes me to loosen my grip on the things that I need to hold on to?

TUESDAY, 11/02

Memory Verse

Revelation 3:20
Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me.

Reflection Questions

  • What does being “neither cold nor hot” in our deeds look like?  Why is being lukewarm in our spiritual life so repulsive to God?
  • Examine the outlook of the Laodiceans expressed in vs. 17.  Are there some ways in which such an outlook has been my personal goal in life?  What is problematic with this kind of outlook?
  • What is the heart of God shown in v.20?  What has been my response?


Memory Verse

Revelation  4:11
You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they were created and have their being.”

Reflection Questions

  • What can I learn about the nature of God’s authority from the breathtaking description of the throne?
  • What are the qualities of God that the creatures praised day and night?  How does properly seeing myself and God lead me to genuinely praise God?
  • What did the twenty-four elders do to worship God?  What is the significance of this act?  What are the crowns in my life that I can lay down as an act of worship?


Memory Verse

Revelation 5:12
In a loud voice they sang: “Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and praise!”

Reflection Questions

  • The scroll, then, is not only about judgment or about the inheritance of the kingdom. Rather, it contains the announcement of the consummation of all history–how things will ultimately end for all people: judgment for the world and the final reward of the saints (11:18).” [1] What is the significance of John’s vision (and his tears) that no one was found worthy to open the scroll?
  • What can I learn about the nature of true power from the fact that it was the slain Lamb who had the power to open the scrolls of heaven?  How does the world’s notion of power compare with the power demonstrated in Jesus’ life, ministry, and death?

[1] The Expositor’s Bible Commentary, Note on Revelation 5:1

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