“Since all these things are to be destroyed in this way, what sort of people ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness” (2 Peter 3:11)
Asking the right question will move us in the right direction. The wicked one deceives, and we get off track by not asking the right questions. Indeed, what kind of person ought you to be? This is the question that should drive us to holy conduct. The Lord has called you to be one of His. He has lifted you out of the mire to be conformed to His image. What kind of person ought you to be?
When I see that the answer is that I am to be like Christ, it becomes simple to understand. Not simple to do, but simple to understand. Holy Spirit, transform and conform me to the image of Christ. You are growing in me what You have always intended. Help me to ask this question every morning and then be about the business of living into the answer every day. You are forever and have invited me into forever.
Lord Jesus, You who are the model of the godly life, guide me according to Your never-failing purposes by Your goodness You demonstrated to us through Your ministry. Help me learn how to ask the right questions. Help me to live the right answers. Help me by Your grace to see that in You is all hope and that You have indeed provided all that is needed for salvation. Amen.