Revelation 9:20-21 The rest of mankind, who were not killed by the plagues, did not repent of the works of their hands nor give up worshiping demons and idols of 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. (ESV)
Incredible. Having seen men killed by horse sized creatures with stingers like scorpions, and horses with snakes for tails, a third of all vegetation on the earth destroyed, a third of the light gone, a third of life in the sea gone and a third of humankind dead – they still did not repent.
In the face of overwhelming evidence that something is wrong, “someone” is not happy, massive judgment right before their eyes – these people were able to explain it away. ‘There must be some natural explanation for this.’ Sounds like today, huh? Humankind has an incredible ability to explain things away, to justify our obviously immoral behavior, to disbelieve in the face of overwhelming evidence! ‘Nope, I think I’ll just continue in my idolatry.’ ‘No thanks, I prefer my sexual immorality. I deserve this pleasure – Heck, I work hard.’ Sound familiar?
God give me eyes to see myself for who I really am. Reveal dark places in my heart to me clearly. Send your light in to expose it for what it really is and, like a laser to destroy it, disintegrate it! Grant me a heart that is quick to repent, runs to follow You, soft and easy to turn to that which is right. Come and save, Lord Jesus. Come Holy Spirit. I need Your discernment desperately.
In Jesus’ name – Amen,