Tuesday, September 11, 2018

September 12, 2018

"For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness" II Peter 1:5a

I remember reading about a couple who had won some sort of a promotion that allowed them to go into a supermarket and fill as many carts with as many groceries could as they within a given amount of time. Everything they put into their carts within that period of time was their prize! It had all been paid for in advance and was theirs for the taking! And for those several frantic minutes they were shopping maniacs!

Let me ask you, "Do you think they made every effort to fill those carts with groceries?"

You know they did! You would, too!"

What's my point?

Peter tells us in II Peter 1:1-5 that is essentially what God offers you through the grace of His Son, Jesus Christ! Take a look, "Simon Peter, a servant and apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who through the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ have received a faith as precious as oursGrace and peace be yours in abundance through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord. His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature, having escaped the corruption in the world caused by evil desires. For this very reason, make every effort to add....."

I have highlighted in italics the "groceries" or the "goodies" that are available to you. In effect,  God has given you a cart called "faith" and urges you "to make every effort" to add those goodies to your cart! The price for all of them has been paid by His Son, you just need to make the effort to take them.

Let me ask you again, are you making every effort to take advantage of all God offers you? Are you going after these spiritual blessings with the level of effort and energy as you would those groceries?

Are you? 

If you aren't, why not?

What are you going after? 

Where are you directing your energies?

What does that say about your spiritual condition? 

What will you do about it today? 

You have a limited amount of time and the clock is running!