The Revelation speaks of a specific correction -- a plumb-line, a measurement. Surely this is correction with a capital "C."
But before moving on I want to check if any crooked ways still meander through the landscape of my spiritual life -- any twists or turns that need to be corrected.
I also want to see if I have set aside any of His precepts, ignoring or neglecting them.
"...as it is written in the book of the words of Isaiah the prophet,
'The voice of one crying in the wilderness,
Make ready the way of the Lord, make His paths straight...
And all mankind shall see and understand the salvation of God.'"
Luke 3:4, 6
I understand now why the people of Jesus day failed to recognize Jesus. The crooked paths they had chosen for themselves blinded their eyes, shut up their ears, hardened their hearts; they could not see or understand the salvation of God.
So correction time begins in me; I need to "get" or "set" a few things straight! Any lingering error or twisted truth in my heart, my mind, my spirit will also blind my eyes so I cannot see or understand the CORRECTION He speaks of in the Revelation.
"...guard what has been entrusted to you... turn away from irreverent babble and godless chatter, the vain and empty and worldly phrases, and the subtleties and contradictions in what is falsely called knowledge and spiritual illumination..."
1 Timothy 6:20
"I charge you to keep all His precepts unsullied and flawless, irreproachable until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ, which will be shown in its own proper time by the blessed only Sovereign Ruler, the King of kings and Lord of lords."
1 Timothy 6:14, 15
"All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable... for correction..."
2 Timothy 3:1
"Study to present yourself approved to God a workman who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing (handling accurately) the word of truth."
2 Timothy 2:15
"Examine everything carefully; hold fast to that which is good; abstain from every form (or appearance) of evil."
1 Thess. 1:21
So here goes -- checking out the following precepts and beliefs embedded in the spiritual landscape or playbook of my generation. And the Revelation moves beyond words on a page or on the internet -- it begins to live in me.