Message of the Day: Living A Life of Constant Readiness For The Coming Of The Lord!
“But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night, in which the heavens will pass away with a great noise, and the elements will melt with fervent heat; both the earth and the works that are in it will be burned up. Therefore, since all these things will be dissolved, what manner of persons ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness..” (2 Peter 3:10, 11 NKJV)
Some people may wonder why there is such a delay before Christ’s return. The answer is that from God’s point of view there is no delay, since he does not view time according to human standards. Eternity is not time carried on and on indefinitely, but is an entirely different order of things. If there seems to be a delay from the human point of view, it is because God is waiting as long as possible, so that people might realize the seriousness of their sins ad turn from them (2 Peter 3:8-9).
When the day of God’s intervention arrives, it will be as unexpected as a thief. So Peter suggests how to live in the present. Those who suffer in this age, especially those who hopes for coming of the Lord receive strength to persevere in the midst of seemingly insurmountable tests.
Christ’s return will bring all things to their destiny – destruction for all that is wicked, new life for all that is righteous. We should live in a state of constant readiness for that day of being holy in our conduct and dedicated to God in our manner of living.
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