Revelation 16:8–9 (ESV)
Seven Bowls of God’s Wrath
8The fourth angel poured out his bowl on the sun, and it was allowed to scorch people with fire. 9They were scorched by the fierce heat, and they cursed the name
of God who had power over these plagues. They did not repent and give him glory.
This fourth plague I find baffling. When this bowl is poured
out, scorching heat and fire is poured out onto the people. They curse God when they should repent. They will not relent. It makes them hate God even more and their hearts are hardened even more. The God that has power over the plagues
is still ignored.
I pray: O Lord, I give you all glory, laud, and honor! You are more powerful than Satan and there is only one God… You!
I repent of my sins and trust in you alone. Thank you for your saving grace and the faith you gave me. Amen.