2017 Advent Devo 17

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You Can’t Take It With You

Read 2 Peter 3:8-15   

In today’s world, material items are more prevalent than ever.  Peter reminds us in this selection that our material items will not matter when the Lord returns.  We cannot take our money, clothing, or any other items to heaven.  When the judgement day comes, all of our belongings will be destroyed and we will be left with only our faith. Therefore, we should work to improve our faith and concentrate our lives around Jesus.

This Advent, I challenge you to focus on your faith.  Try to remove purchases this month that aren’t necessary.  Put forth effort into spending time each night getting closer to the Lord rather than watching TV or scrolling through Facebook.  Reach out to those in need and help them progress in their faith journey.

The scripture says that the Lord is not slow, but rather patient.  He will wait so none shall perish and everyone can find his unending love.  So, go out into the world and spread his love and his word because a day will come when nothing else will matter.

Prayer:  Dear Lord, guide us on a path that leads to you. Help us to focus on what will matter in the future.  Amen.

- Ben Piatt




Last Published: December 12, 2017 1:57 PM
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