Scripture promises a new heaven and a new earth for followers of Christ. Peter reminds us of how this promise should impact our lives today. The goals that we are striving for in the future will always impact our choices in the present. Knowing that we will one day see Christ should motivate us to live holy lives here and now. Are we looking forward to that day, and are we living expectant, intentional holy lives in light of it?
Heart of the Unbeliever
When it comes to war, an age old tactic is to know the enemy. When it comes to spreading the gospel message, we also need to know who we’re up against. We need to come and be renewed in our thinking about how an unbeliever thinks. What is actually going on in their heart, when they say “I don’t believe in God”. Are they pleading ignorance? Do they need further proof?