There is a sense of urgency–We should be living as though Christ is returning…Because he is! It is so easy to become complacent in these current circumstances. No matter how comfortable things seem, we are living for eternity. That means we seek God, we love others and we act as he would act. The great news is that we do not have to do it in our power. The Holy Spirit comes and fills us and guides us to living a Christ like life.
So what does that life look like, well according to Peter their are three major components–Love, selflessness and humility. If we are selfless and humble, it does not mean we act like EEOre. It only means that we are always looking for ways to promote others and show them Christ in our lives. Loving others means that we see the from God’s perspective and as members of our family. We accept them as they are but steer them to the wonderful journey with Christ. Life is about selfless, loving humility.
Living that kind of life is a sign we are looking to eternity–not simply existing for today!
God Bless You
The end of all things is near. Therefore be alert and of sober mind so that you may pray. 8 Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. 9 Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling. 10 Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. 11 If anyone speaks, they should do so as one who speaks the very words of God. If anyone serves, they should do so with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen.