Tuesday, January 20, 2015

The Last Book - The Last Day

Due to unforeseen changes in my life, 2  Peter will be the last book I cover and this the last day.  As I am sure you have noticed I have no longer been consistent with my entries.  I think this is a strong indication that the life of this blog has come to an end.

I have enjoyed looking going through the books of John, Romans, Hebrews, Ephesians, Galatians and others.

I apologize to my faithful readers whom I have recently let down by falling short of daily entries.  I thank you for your prayers when I told you I needed them.  I continue need them.

May the Lord Greatly bless you as you continue getting to know our Savior through the writings of the Holy Spirit.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Playing Cards

I went to a funeral where the highest praise anyone could give the woman was how well shr played bridge (an American card game).

God has revealed to Peter that he is about to be killed for his testimony (2 Peter 1:12-15).  And yet he takes the time to remind his readers to seek after bodily character and love.   Hw wants them to remember these things long after he is dead.

Do we emphasize godly things to the point that after we are dead, that  is what people will say of us?  “He/she always encouraged me in my walk with God.”  Or will they say be,  “She/he sure loved playing games.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

A Sure Promise

If I want my life to be fruitful, I must not only try to be virtuous, kind, godly, knowledgable, patient, control myself, show brotherly kindness, and love, I must diligently pursue them.  That is to put every effort into making them be part of my character.  Every action is to be measured by this standard.

The Holy Spirit tells us through Peter, if I don't,  I am blind and have forgotten that 
God purged me from my old sins (2 Peter 1:9).  But if I make these part and parcel to who I am, how I respond and give every effort to act this way, then I will never fall.  

Notice, he did not say I would never fail (make a mistake), but I will never fall, meaning never be away from God. God judges the heart, not just actions.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Not Enough Time Can Be a Good Thing

Peter also says if we diligently pursue faith, virtue, knowledge,  self- control, patience, godliness, brotherly kindness; and  love, we will not be idle.

To maintain this type of character takes a strong commitment and lots of work.  There simply isn't enough time to be idle.