Devotion Time: November 8-14, 2010

Suggested Instructions

Read the assigned passage for the day and answer the reflection question(s) provided.  There are no memory verses. Click here to download the DT packet.

Daily Devotion and Bible Reading Plan

Monday              11/08                 Revelation 6
Tuesday              11/09                 Revelation 7
Wednesday        11/10                 Revelation 8
Thursday            11/11                 Revelation 9:1-12
Fri-Sun               11/12-14           Obadiah, Jonah, Micah

Reflection Questions

MONDAY, 11/08

Revelation 6

Reflection Questions

  • The four horsemen represent the signs of end times and the ultimate judgment of God.  How are we experiencing the signs of end times today?  What is the common attitude found in our culture toward the idea of God’s judgment?  In light of the ultimate judgment of God, why would it be foolish to hold onto the things of this world?
  • Vss. 16-17. What is the significance of such a wide range of people uniformly hiding from the presence of God?
  • What is my personal approach toward the Day of Judgment?

TUESDAY, 11/09

Revelation 7

Reflection Questions

  • The sixth seal has been opened, and the people of the earth have tried to hide from God, saying, ‘Who can stand?’ (6:12-17).”[1] What can I learn about God’s heart for His people from what happens next?
  • A seal on a scroll or document identified the owner and also protected its contents.  Also, the number 144,000, comprising of 12 groupsà of 12,000, symbolizes the “completeness” of the seals, not missing a single person.[2] How does this encourage me to continue and persevere in my faith?
  • Reflect on the picture of heaven.  How does this give me hope to persevere?

WEDNESDAY, 11/10

Revelation 8

Reflection Questions

  • What should be my attitude towards prayer as I see its cosmic nature?  What are some things that I can pray for in my life?
  • What worldly values are challenged by the picture of apocalyptic destruction?
  • History shows God’s partial judgment (e.g., the Great Flood, the Ten Plagues of Egypt, etc.), but God’s total judgment is yet to come.  What is my attitude toward God’s Judgment Day?  How should I live in light of the pending ultimate judgment?

THURSDAY, 11/11

Revelation 9:1-12

Reflection Questions

  • The locusts described here are likely to be demonic forces (note their appearance and how they do not eat vegetation) that are let loose at the end times to wreak havoc on the world.[3] How is God’s sovereignty still evident throughout the events described in these verses?
  • How does this give me hope even in the face of suffering and impending judgment?
  • What enabled some people to escape the effects of judgment?  What does it mean to have the “seal of God” (cf., Ephesians 1:13,14)?
  • What can I learn about God’s mercy from the limitations of power and duration placed on the judgment?  How have I responded to God’s forbearance, kindness and mercy (cf., Romans 2:4)?


[1] Life Application Study Bible, study notes (Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House Publishers and Zondervan, 1991) 2254

à these groups are not the usual listing of the 12 tribes in the Old Testament, because it is a symbolic list of God’s true followers

[2] Life Application Study Bible, study notes (Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House Publishers and Zondervan, 1991) 2254

[3] Life Application Study Bible, study notes (Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House Publishers and Zondervan, 1991) 1267

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