by Beverly Barnett

Saturday, May 25

What Kind of People Should We Be? 

2 Peter 3:11-14

“Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless,” 2 Peter 3:14.

We, as believers, have to keep reminding ourselves of this truth—this is not our home, and we are just passing through.

As it happens, we get caught up in the temporary; however, we should allow the Holy Spirit to remind us that our eternal home is in the presence of the Father and the Son. This earth is already doomed. Those caught up in this fraction of a moment in time will overly concern themselves with natural and man-made disasters and the pos-sible destruction of the environment. There is a day coming when this earth will melt with fire. This earth is polluted by sin, and when God says that is enough, it will be destroyed.

But, brothers and sisters, there is a better place coming; there will be a new Heaven and earth. Do not worry. The saved will not experience the final destruction of the earth. As Peter reminds us, we can live at peace being spotless and blameless because of Jesus and His promises. There is no need to fret, worry or wring our hands when earthquakes, volcanos, hurricanes or other natural events occur. They serve a purpose. When that purpose is fulfilled, the earth’s time will end.

REFLECTION: “But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up” (2 Peter 3:10).

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