From Pastor’s Desk: 2-21-20
But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, in which the heavens will pass away with a roar and the elements will be destroyed with intense heat, and the earth and its works will be burned up. Since all these things are to be destroyed in this way, what sort of people ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness? – 2 Peter 3:10-11 NASB
What sort of people? The sort that is looking for, expecting anticipation the coming of the Lord. The kind that is ready to be caught away at any moment, not letting the affairs of the world hinder us, or distract us enough to get our eyes off the goal. As Paul said, “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith; in the future there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day; and not only to me, but also to all who have loved His appearing” (2 Timothy 4:7-8). The same writer spoke about the possibility of being disqualified (1 Corinthians 9:24-27).
Peter says at the end of Chapter 3, in verses 17 and 18, “You therefore, beloved, knowing this beforehand, be on your guard so that you are not carried away by the error of unprincipled men and fall from your own steadfastness.”
So, the question is not “Will He come?” but rather “Will we be ready when He comes?” He is going to come! He’s going to do what He’s planned all along. The choice is ours whether or not we’re ready! We must be ready when He comes by accepting Christ Jesus.