Since everything around us is going to be destroyed like this, what holy and godly lives you should live, looking forward to the day of God and hurrying it along. On that day, he will set the heavens on fire, and the elements will melt away in the flames. But we are looking forward to the new heavens and new earth he has promised, a world filled with God’s righteousness. And so, dear friends, while you are waiting for these things to happen, make every effort to be found living peaceful lives that are pure and blameless in his sight.” 2 Peter 3:11-14 NLT
As children of God, we should look forward to the day of God’s judgment on the world. We shouldn’t be afraid. Our sins are washed in the blood of the Lamb!!! We are forgiven!!! We should yearn for His return. The condition of the society around us should vex our souls and make us desire our eternal home. We shouldn’t gloat in the reality of the destruction of wicked men (Ezekiel 33:11), rather our deliverance from this wicked place. We weren’t made to live like this. We were made for so much more!! Jesus has redeemed us and made it possible for us to escape the wrath that is coming!!! (John 3:36; Romans 5:9;
I Thessalonians 5:9). Therefore, we must fix our gaze upon where we are going instead of where we are living. This current world should not hold us captive by its temporary pleasures. This life really isn’t what life is. In reality, we are physically dying every day. Those who don’t know Christ Jesus are spiritually and physically dying. We cannot allow Satan and his deceptive spell to be cast over our eyes. We should not let this temporary world place it’s claws in our soul. Let us look for the better kingdom coming. Our hearts should pound within our chest with absolute longing for the day of Jesus promised return. (John 14:1-3). Stay focused church!! Look up, not around (Luke 21:20-28). Move forward and don’t look back! Egypt is behind us. The promised land is before us!! (Exodus 14:13-15). The best is yet to come! While we remain here, let us live a life that honors Jesus and shines His light in the darkness (Matthew 5:16).
...Even so, come Lord Jesus!!!
Rev. Curtis Norris