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05/21/2015

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What Kind Of Person Should I Be?


"What kind of people ought you to be? You ought to live holy and and godly lives as you look forward to the day of God and speed its coming" (2 Pet.3:11-12).

In Chapter three of 2 Peter, he is talking about "the day of the Lord..." This means Jesus' return and the eternity which awaits. In view of this, its context ought to have a sobering effect on us as we look at today's title, "What kind of person should I be..." I think that Peter wrote the question with the intent that we would get our lives in order, so that when our time is up we would be ready for Jesus' return. I have chosen a few "ways" that we ought to be. It is far from a completely comprehensive list, but maybe a challenge for each of us might be to answer it or even find things to add to it. It will take me a few days to get through the list of the type of people we ought to be, so it will give us all time to reflect and maybe see a thing or two that I left out. My first attribute is that of being steadfast people. The word steadfast means firm in purpose and unwavering. It connotes being strong in our faith. Being steadfast is a condition of success in literally every endeavor of life. Jesus strongly admonishes the church at Laodicea in the Book of Revelation for being wishy/washy or lukewarm... There was no steadfastness among those people... The earliest Christians (Acts 2) at Jerusalem did this: "They devoted themselves to the apostles teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer" (2:42). Now that's being steadfast! The apostle Paul used these words to promote steadfastness: "Therefore. my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your toil is not in vain in the Lord" (1 Cor.15:58)..... "Be on the alert, stand firm in the faith..." (1 Cor.16:13). Tomorrow we will look at another way or two we ought to be....

Have a great day.... Let His light shine through you.... Love mark Phil.4:11

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