In Revelation 17, John warns his readers to be cognizant of the evil that is always underfoot. Sometimes we can easily identify it. But often, evil is insidious, creeping into our lives and masking itself as benign, enticing us in ways that make it difficult to resist. And once we start following its path, it can be a very slippery slope, indeed.
In the 4th chapter of Revelation, we read of John’s vision of the heavenly throne room. Day and night, the four living creatures sing praises to the Lord God Almighty who sits on the throne and the twenty-four elders, falling down before the Lord, join in the celestial song.