Today’s scripture: 2 Peter 3:10-12
Our Lord Jesus will return. He “will come like a thief” when we least expect
Him. The old heavens and earth will pass away, and the new heaven and earth
will be prepared for His followers (see Rev. 21).
Since we know this earth will soon “be burned up,” we should be very, very
careful of how we live. Think about it. If Jesus were to return at any time,
what do you want Him to find you doing? Gossiping? Lying? Stealing?
Disregarding the needy?
Or do you want Him to find you praying? Reading God’s word? Volunteering at a
shelter? Encouraging someone?
Pretty convicting, isn’t it?
I don’t know about you, but when I think in terms of Jesus coming back this
day, it makes me want to live as closely to how He did as possible. It makes me
want to manifest the fruit of the spirit rather than the sins of the flesh. I
want to be loving, patient, and kind, not angry, immoral or jealous.
I want to know when I stand before the throne one day, I’ll hear, “Well done,
good and faithful servant.”
What about you? How will you live this day?