Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Who Will It Be Today?

But the day of the Lord will come like a thief.  The heavens will disappear with a roar...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. 
II Peter 3:10-12a

I helped coach and manage several of my sons' sports teams. I have also been involved with my youngest sons' Cub Scout pack and Boy Scout troop. There is a difference in the conversations. There is a difference in the expectations. The difference is the intended goal. The goal for basketball team is to be good basketball players and teammates. The goal of scouting is "to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law."

What is the goal or purpose of knowing God? Peter reminds us to live holy and godly lives. We can only do that by knowing God. It's not about following rules. To be holy is to know God, because only he is holy and only God makes us holy. Remember, Christ is our holiness (I Corinthians 1:30). What is it today the God wants us to see about him? Maybe his love, his faithfulness, his patience, his grace, forgiveness or mercy. 

The day of the Lord will come. Every day that he does not come is another day of God's patience, allowing another person to repent and enter the kingdom. 

Father, who is it going to be today? Who will repent and come to you? Use us today to draw someone to you. Praise be to you in us today!

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