LifeLink Devotions

Friday, February 24, 2023

2 Peter 3:10  “But the day of the Lord will come as unexpectedly as a thief. Then the heavens will pass away with a terrible noise, and the very elements themselves will disappear in fire, and the earth and everything on it will be found to deserve judgment.”

The Day of the Lord is coming, and it will surprise most people. There are two reasons for this: they haven’t been listening; or they haven’t had anything to listen to. They probably aren’t listening because they are so intent on getting everything they can from this world. They believe this life offers them everything they need, and they are intent on getting it.

But I think the issue of them not listening is primarily because we aren’t speaking the truth to them about the Day of the Lord that’s coming. I hope it doesn’t surprise those of us who claim to be the followers of the true King.

My friends, there is a terrible day coming. Everything that God created in the original creation will be destroyed by fire. The very tiniest of elements which form the building blocks of all else will be destroyed. It will be utter and complete annihilation. All that “stuff” that people worked so hard to accumulate will be gone. All the pleasures we experienced from it will be forgotten. All the value we thought we added to our lives will become worthless. All the identity we placed in it will be erased.

But there is joy to be had, and it’s found in the life insurance offered by Jesus Christ. Death will happen to the world. Life eternal is ours in Jesus now and forever! Hallelujah!

Read on in Second Peter 3 verses 11-13. “Since everything around us is going to be destroyed like this, what holy and godly lives you should live, looking forward to the day of God and hurrying it along. On that day, he will set the heavens on fire, and the elements will melt away in the flames. But we are looking forward to the new heavens and new earth he has promised, a world filled with God’s righteousness.(emphasis mine)

Quite a contrast, huh? Which side of the “Day of the Lord” coin will you choose to look at today? My goal is to be more excited about the coming of Jesus than anything this world has to offer. My goal is to focus on getting as many people rescued from the bondage of worldly pleasure as possible.

That means they must hear about the alternative.

Will you join me in telling them?

Pastor John

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