Everyday God allows us to open our eyes, ought to be a day of thanksgiving. How so? Another day to serve the only true and living God is truly a blessing. The fact God has allowed us another day on the earth, does not in anyway mean we are off-the-hook regarding our time of departure. The real fact of the matter is that “…it is appointed for a man to die once and then the judgment” (Hebrews 9:27). It does not really matter what day we die or how old we are when we pass from this present life. What really matters is whether we lived right and died right—in the Lord. Taking all this under advisement, are you ready to meet God? As you think of year 2020, what spiritual plans are you making in your life to help you to draw nearer to God and to help you become a stronger disciple of Jesus? This my friends is a sobering much needed question for us all.
The apostle Peter, teaching on the subject of the coming of the Lord, declared, “But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up. Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought you to be in all holy conversation and godliness, looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat” (2 Peter 3:10-12)? According to the apostle Peter, Jesus will come like a thief in the night. Then the coming of Jesus will be a surprise for everyone. If we knew when a thief was coming, would we not want to be prepared? Then, if His coming is going to be a surprise, we must be spiritually growing and moving with all diligence toward a future meeting with our Lord—being attentive to our love for God and the cause of our dear Lord Jesus.
Seeing the world and everything on it will be destroyed by fire, how should we be living our lives? Perhaps it is hard for some to understand all the material things they have ever accumulated will be destroyed. Peter declared, “…we must be looking for and hastening the coming of the day of God…” (2 Peter 3:12a).
Yes, we must not only be found in the faith, we must be patiently watching, praying and patiently waiting for His coming. Furthermore, Peter advises disciples of Christ “to be diligent to be found by Him in peace, without spot and blameless; and considering that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation…” (2 Peter 3:15a).
The question of the day is simply this: Are you ready to meet God? Do you long for the coming of the Lord and your deliverance? Even so come Lord Jesus!