2 Peter 3:14 - Living At Your Best.
2 Peter 3:14 (MSG) My dear friends, since
this is what you have to look forward to, do your
very best to be found living at your best, in
purity and peace.
2 Pet 3:14 (NIV) So then, dear friends,
since you are looking forward to this, make every
effort to be found spotless, blameless and at peace
2 Peter 3:14 (NLT) And so, dear friends,
while you are waiting for these things to happen,
make every effort to be found living peaceful
lives that are pure and blameless in his sight.
As the midafternoon sun warmed my desk, I
clicked off the social media site and felt a little
guilty for letting it steal another fifteen
minutes. Keeping up with everyone's sparkly online
life was addicting but not always fulfilling.
I grabbed my purse and added two things
to my shopping list that I'd seen ads for while
online. A cherry pitter that removes six pits at
once? Earbuds with retractable wires? Yes, please!
I'd have time to pop into the kitchen store and
the electronics store for both and make it home
before my kids' school bus arrived.
While running my errands, I noticed all
the new vehicles. When had Buick remodeled the
Enclave? And the Lincoln Navigator was pretty. My car
was nice for a ten-year-old Honda Pilot.
I scolded myself for getting so
distracted by material stuff, the latest and greatest
to make life worthwhile, right? Strangely, as I
waited in traffic and faced the discontent of
desiring more than what I had, I felt my heart rate
increase and my peace dissipate.
Is there some magic point in life when
I'll be immune to striving for more? Or at least
for more of the good stuff that disguises itself
as the best, THE BEST BEING CLOSENESS AND
CONTENTMENT WITH JESUS?
Today's verse sums up how we're to live
our days. Trying our best, yes. But look at what
defines best: purity and peace. A heart that is
satisfied to spend life loving Jesus and offering that
love to others, being steadfastly sure that all
will be well in Him.
This life is full of opportunities and
distractions. But Lord help me be preoccupied with You the
most. by Erin Keeley Marshall
Faith Step: What derails the peace and
purity of your faith? Memorize 2 Peter 3:14.
[Mornings With Jesus 2018 Devotional by Guideposts and
LINK FOR FURTHER STUDY ON THIS PASSAGE
2 Peter 3:14 - Diligent Devotion.
If anyone has a paraphrase, commentary or
testimony on this passage of Scripture, either
personal or otherwise, I would be interested in
hearing from you. Thanks in advance and let's keep
uplifting Jesus that all might be drawn to Him. Fred
LINKS WORTH CHECKING OUT
Most Important Decision in Life:
A Man without Equal by Bill Bright:
Seeking God Made Real:
Prayer Made Real:
Importance of Choice:
http://creationhealth.com/CREATION-Health/Choice [click on video]
Medical Seminar on Healthful Living by David
DeRose, MD, MPH:
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