Devotion for Wednesday, December 28, 2022

“[L]ooking for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be destroyed by burning, and the elements will melt with intense heat!” (2 Peter 3:12)

Peter is describing something which he does not know, but we know a little more because we are closer to that day.  Is He describing an atomic meltdown?  Is he describing something we can fathom but do not yet know?  A universal atomic meltdown?  The Lord created all things and knows how all things are held together.  They are held together in Him.  Do not be misled by this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind in Christ Jesus your Savior.

Lord, there are hints about the end times throughout Scripture, yet these do not really matter.  What matters is that You are the Lord and You have come so that we may have life in You.  Guide me, dear Lord, to see through the temptations of this age in order that I may live into the life You have given me by grace.  Lead me now and always; for the day is coming when this age will end.

Thank You Lord Jesus for providing salvation for all who believe.  Lead me into the salvation You have provided in order that I may be guided by Your goodness and mercy.  Let me not forget Your benefits nor live for that which will pass away.  Help me to live for the eternal things You set before me and guide me in Your goodness and mercy now and forever.  May I always be found walking in Your ways.  Amen.