Daily Devotion on 2 Peter 3:8-14

Devotion Text: 2 Peter 3:8-14

We’ve been talking a lot about the Kingdom of Heaven at Christ the King.

With the season of End Times shifting into the season of Advent, we’ve heard a lot of sermons talking about Heaven and Judgement Day. While studying 1 Thessalonians, we’ve also been studying a lot about it.

Why?

Today, the apostle Peter reminds us that Judgement Day is not just an event in the future. No, just as Christ’s sacrifice is a past event that has very real implications for our present, so too Judgement Day effects our lives now. Peter cautions us through the ages to never forget Judgement Day–both its impact and its immediacy.

When the day of the Lord is always on our minds, we do not have to fear as unbelievers do. We do not have to fret about the minutia of this life as the world does. We do not need to give into the temptation that our own flesh puts before us.

As John the Baptist prepared the way for Jesus’ first coming, Peter’s words prepare us for his second coming. As Christians, it is our highest duty to be prepared for the return of the King, and it is the church’s highest honor to be a part of keeping its people ready. Pastors and teachers aren’t tasked to do anything more than help shepherd God’s flock to heaven.

So, we’ve talked a lot about the Kingdom of Heaven at Christ the King…why would we talk about anything else?

Prayer: O Lord, how shall I meet you? How welcome you aright? Your people long to greet you, my hope, my heart’s delight. O Jesus, let your Word be a lamp to light my way–to show me how to please you, to guide me every day. (CW #19)

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Posted on November 29, 2011, in Church, Daily Devotions, Preschool and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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