But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. —2 Peter 3:18
How serious are you about becoming a mature believer, about developing the qualities listed in 2 Peter 1 in your life? It will never happen if you only follow the path of least resistance.
You will never drift to spiritual success. You won’t just happen to grow in grace, become spiritually mature, and arrive in heaven one day to hear Jesus say, “Well done good and faithful servant.” The choices you make today have consequences. They will matter a thousand years from today. It’s not just marking off days and years on your calendar during your time here on earth. You’re making choices that will affect you for all of eternity.
So, press on. You’re in a race. It’s hard a lot of days; it’s grueling. Run well and keep going. Don’t stop now. And one day, when you see our Lord and Savior face-to-face, you will receive a rich welcome into His eternal kingdom.
Make it Personal
How can you keep your eyes on the finish line during your daily activities and keep running well for Jesus?