Chapter-a-Day Revelation 10

ShhhWhen the Seven Thunders spoke, I started to write it all down, but a voice out of Heaven stopped me, saying, "Seal with silence the Seven Thunders; don’t write a word." Revelation 10:4 (TM)

As a teenager, I remember a period of time in which my father’s business went through a really rough time. It was a period of time in which I remember things being very stressful for my folks. Financially, things were tight for quite a while. I don’t know much more than that.

My folks never gave me many details regarding that period of time. To this day, I only know bits and pieces of the story of my dad and his partners and the events which led to him leaving the company. That was okay. My job was to be a teenager and do well in school. It wasn’t my place to worry about things that were outside of my concern. My parents protected me by keeping silent about certain things. As a parent, you learn that there are some things you share with your children. There are other things about which, for your childrens’ own good, it’s best to keep silent.

As God’s children, it’s hard to understand why our heavenly Father is silent about certain things. I want to know His plan. I want to know what is going on. And yet, He chooses to tell us what we need to know and keep silent when it is, ultimately, in our best interest. Our job is to grow up, be obedient, and stick to the path. Some things we will learn in time. Some things we may never know. Other things we may eventually learn, only to discover that it was in our best interest not to have known until the appropriate time.

There is "a time to be silent and a time to speak." Ecclesiastes 3:7b (NIV)

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One thought on “Chapter-a-Day Revelation 10”

  1. 5-7Then the Angel I saw astride sea and land lifted his right hand to Heaven and swore by the One Living Forever and Ever,
    I can’t get my mind away from the election that is coming. While I am so ready for it to be over, these are scary times in the US and it is the front of most of our minds. In reading this chapter, my thoughts jumped to when the President puts his hand on the Bible and puts his other hand in the air to take their vows for office. What a serious event that is. Yet, it doesn’t carry the same weight as it once did. I don’t even know if these men ever crack the Good Book for advice in their leadership. It only adds to my anxiety.

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