Week of October 13 - Day 2

Day 2 Read: Revelation 7:17

For the Lamb in the midst of the throne will be their shepherd,
and he will guide them to springs of living water,
and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.” 

Reflect: What oxymoron do you find in 17a? How is it possible that the Lamb can also be the Shepherd?

Consider: God will wipe away every tear from their eyes. This great promise is found in the Bible only here and in Revelation 21:4. There the removal of tears symbolizes that God’s people will never again experience death, mourning, or pain.[1]

Respond: How do the truths that Jesus the Lamb “is at the center of the throne” and “will shepherd them” comfort you even now?

The primary responsibility of a shepherd is to find adequate watering. Jesus promises to lead us to a place where our thirst is quenched forever. How does this verse relate to Matthew 5:4?

[1] Kendell H. Easley, Revelation, vol. 12, Holman New Testament Commentary (Nashville, TN: Broadman & Holman Publishers, 1998), 132.