“But according to His promise we are looking for new heavens and a new earth, in which righteousness dwells” (2 Peter 3:13).
If you have come to know these things, why do you keep living as though they were not true? How many of those who call themselves people of faith have lives that are no different than their unbelieving neighbors? Let the truth of the word dwell richly in you such that you are affected and live differently. Heaven and earth will pass away, and you shall either dwell with the Lord or apart from the Lord forever. How ought you to live, preparing for that day?
Lord, help me to have right priorities. Guide me to understand that this world really is temporary and that what I do here does affect who I will become. Guide me in the upward journey to focus upon becoming like Christ in and through all things. Lead me in Your goodness to not be so focused upon this world, but upon Your truth which leads me to where I am going.
Lord Jesus, You came to redeem us so that we are no longer captive to this world’s fleeting ideas. You have lifted me up through Your grace to be on the path of becoming like You. Guide me, dear Lord, so that I will focus upon what is right and fitting as I prepare to be with You forever. Lead me away from the temptations that would cause me to focus upon what this world offers me. Amen.