“Blessed is he who reads and those who hear the words of the prophecy, and heed the things which are written in it; for the time is near” (Revelation 1:3).
You may live four score and a few years and what does that mean? You will face death and then the Lord. Will you prepare to meet the One who made you? Are you ready to face the judgement which comes for us all? Blessed are you when you study the words of the Lord and prepare for all that He has in store for you. Know that in Him you are secure, for His grace is sufficient.
Lord, never let me pick and choose what I will and will not do. Do not let me pass over the opportunities to study Your word and learn how to live into the life You offer by grace through faith. Guide me into the Christian way of life so that I may use all that You have given me to walk earnestly and willingly on the narrow path of righteousness. Lead me Lord in Your goodness and mercy.
Lord Jesus, You paid a price I cannot fathom to complete a task I am barely able to comprehend. Let me not make light of any of this, but instead, learn how to be diligent in practice. Guide me, Lord, today and each day and when I am lazy or unwilling, please give me the nudge I need to continue learning and growing in preparation for that day when I meet You face to face. Amen