Friday, July 29, 2011

Daily devotional: Be holy and godly

Scripture
Since everything will be destroyed in this way, what kind of people ought you to be? You ought to live holy and godly lives as you look forward to the day of God and speed its coming.
2 Peter 3:11-12a NIV

Observation
God will bring judgement on the earth and all who live in it. He is not being slow about it as we think of slowness; rather, his waiting is because He wants everyone to come to repentance (v.9). But because we know the end is coming, we are to wait for Him in holiness and godliness as we await our new heaven and new earth, the home of righteousness (v.13).

Application
Be holy even as God is holy. Don't live for myself; give everything over to Him and His ways. Think about and wait eagerly for my heavenly citizenship, the new heavens and new earth that are coming, when I will be with my Lord and Savior for eternity!

Prayer
Lord, thank you for the riches of truth and life that are found when You reveal Your Word to me. I trust in You. Holy Spirit, please continue to teach me, rebuke me, correct me, and train me in righteousness and holiness. I want to be ready for You, spotless and blameless through the transformation that comes from You. I love you!

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