Tuesday 28 October, 2014

2 Peter 3:14-18

14 Dear friends, I know you are looking forward to that. So try your best to be found pure and without blame. Be at peace with God. 15 Remember that while our Lord is waiting patiently to return, people are being saved. Our dear brother Paul also wrote to you about that. God made him wise to write as he did. 16 He writes the same way in all his letters. He speaks about what I have just told you. His letters include some things that are hard to understand. People who don’t know better and aren’t firm in the faith twist what he says. They twist the other Scriptures too. So they will be destroyed. 17 Dear friends, you already know that. So be on your guard. Then you won’t be led down the wrong path by the mistakes of people who don’t obey the law. You won’t fall from your safe position. 18 Grow in the grace of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Get to know him better. Give him glory both now and forever. Amen.

I am reminded that the day will certainly arrive when the Lord will come again. Exactly when it will happen, no one knows except our Father in Heaven. But what is important is that when He comes, how would He find me? Am I living my life that is pleasing to Him?

The verse “Be holy, because I am holy” is the desire of God for His chosen people and I am one of them. I know I can never arrive at “spiritual perfection” by my own effort but I thank God that He has provided The Way. I am in a secure position because of what the Lord Jesus has done at the Cross. Nothing will change that!

Father, as your child I want to be more like you. Thank you Jesus, you have made it possible. Amen.

Written by Shin Wan Liu

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