Saturday, December 28, 2019

Esther 3:1-4:17; Zechariah 13:7-14:21; Revelation 19:11-20:6

Where is the promise of His coming? 2 Peter 3:4, NKJV

There are two distinct responses to this promise of the Lord’s coming. There are the scoffers (vv. 3-4) and the anticipators (vv. 11-12, 14). The former want to keep following their lustful lifestyle. They don’t really care about the coming of Christ. They just want to justify their vile lifestyle and say that, as He has not come yet, He never will. The second group, the one that we should all be a part of, are those who are looking eagerly for His return. This anticipation should affect our lifestyle. We ought to be marked by both “holy conduct and godliness” (v. 11), and be “without spot and blameless” in in all things (v. 14). Are we scoffers or anticipators? —N. C. Funston

Faithful and true, would He find us here,
If He should come today. —Lelia N. Morris