Sunday, October 6, 2013

Word of the Day... October 6, 2013...


Good Reasons for Godly Living

Therefore, since all these things will be dissolved, what manner of persons ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness . . .  —2 Peter 3:11

I read this last night and really thought it was a great scripture to share for Sunday as we start our week with Jesus.  I hope that you enjoy what  Pastor Greg Laurie wrote as much as I did.

Every time the Bible talks about our future, there is an exhortation to live a godly life. God doesn't give us Bible prophecy to tantalize, entertain, or titillate; He gives us Bible prophecy to say, "Wake up, and pay attention! Be living a godly life because Jesus Christ is coming back again."

Second Peter 3:11 says, "Therefore, since all these things will be dissolved, what manner of persons ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness . . . ?"

We should keep God's Word because His words are faithful and true (see Revelation 22:6). Every word is trustworthy and reliable.

We should also keep God's Word because His coming is near. Jesus said, "Behold, I am coming quickly!" (Revelation 22:7). But God's definition of "quickly" is not the same as ours.

It is like when my wife and I are getting ready to go somewhere. When I say, "I am ready," it means that I am ready to walk out the door, get into the car, and drive away. When Cathe says she is ready, that is a relative term. It might mean that she has to put a couple of things away or maybe run upstairs and grab a sweater. Cathe and I define "I am ready" differently.

The Greek word translated "quickly" in verse 7 has less to do with how soon Jesus will return and more to do with the suddenness of the event when it occurs. When John is using this word, he is not using it in the sense of time as much as he is talking about a series of events that will happen in rapid succession once they start. It is sort of like dominoes that are closely stacked together. Once the first domino falls, it is fast.

If you are sitting on the fence today thinking that you still have time to ask Jesus into your heart as your Savior.  Please don’t wait He could come at any time. 

If you want a new life in Christ Jesus, ask Him into your heart today.  Simply pray this:  Lord Jesus Christ, I believe that You took the pain and the sins of world on the cross to give me new life. I ask You to come into my heart and to give me Your peace and joy. I confess that I am a sinner that I have gone my own way and have done wrong. Please forgive me for my sins. I receive You now as my Lord and Savior. Please fill me with Your Holy Spirit. Help me to follow You and to serve You all the days of my life. Thank you so much for loving me, in Jesus name I pray, Amen.  If you prayed that prayer you are a new creature in Christ Jesus!  You are Born Again!  God bless you!!! 

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