Revelation 13-14 B

“This means that God’s holy people must endure persecution patiently and remain faithful.” 13:10

I know this verse isn’t intended to be cherry-picked, but it’s remarkable to me even out of context.

A life dedicated to Christ is not an easy one. It requires steadfastness, long-suffering, persecution, patience, or in other words, faithfulness.

I, like you, want answers to why God allows suffering. At all! Why must we endure persecution? Can’t he prevent it? This is where you flex the faithfulness.

Does reading Revelation introduce any fear or dread? What parts of it?

I feel humbled reading it, remembering that I can’t have control over my future, the future of the earth, mankind, etc. But that it’s safe and thought-out in God’s hands.

-Carly

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