Daily RCL Bible Reading Devotional – April 9th, 2016

Scripture Reading(s)

2 Peter 3:8-15a 

3:8 But do not ignore this one fact, beloved, that with the Lord one day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like one day.

3:9 The Lord is not slow about his promise, as some think of slowness, but is patient with you, not wanting any to perish, but all to come to repentance.

3:10 But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, and then the heavens will pass away with a loud noise, and the elements will be dissolved with fire, and the earth and everything that is done on it will be disclosed.

3:11 Since all these things are to be dissolved in this way, what sort of persons ought you to be in leading lives of holiness and godliness,

3:12 waiting for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be set ablaze and dissolved, and the elements will melt with fire?

3:13 But, in accordance with his promise, we wait for new heavens and a new earth, where righteousness is at home.

3:14 Therefore, beloved, while you are waiting for these things, strive to be found by him at peace, without spot or blemish;

3:15a and regard the patience of our Lord as salvation. So also our beloved brother Paul wrote to you according to the wisdom given him.


Lydia.jpgOur time here on earth is numbered and has been decided ever since before we were all born. God has a bigger and more wonderful plan for us. He longs to one day, see us all spend eternity with him.

Each moment that we live is so precious and valuable. God calls us to use our time wisely and in that same mindset have the hope of one day going to spend eternity with Him at the forefront of our hearts and minds.

Our end goal is not to focus on our earthly accomplishments, I think the point that Peter is trying to make here is to live our lives in the light of eternity. So what that means is whether we get married, have kids, work, school, serve in some sort of ministry, it is all to be done with the perspective that this is all temporary and that our true home is in heaven with God. In addition, it also means that we are to do everything all for the Glory of God.

When Christ comes to take us home, we will see His Glory being put on full display. It will be like nothing that we have ever witnessed before and to the believer it will be a time of great rejoicing and that is something that every single one of us can all participate it by choosing to walk away from our sin and give our lives over to Christ.

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