II Peter 3:11-13 (MSG) Since everything here today might well be gone tomorrow; do you see how essential it is to live a holy life? Daily expect the Day of God, eager for its arrival. The galaxies will burn up and the elements melt down that day—but we’ll hardly notice. We’ll be looking the other way, ready for the promised new heavens and the promised new earth, all landscaped with righteousness.
As we end the second week of New Year 2013, without sounding morbid there is a certainty and approaching end of this life on earth. This should be for us like a warning sign along the highway. When we see a “Dead End” road marker, we know that it is there so that we will alter our current course of action, and make changes appropriate to the warning.
Likewise, Peter says, knowing beforehand that this world is coming to a soon and definite end should cause us to consider the course of the life we live. Shouldn’t we have different ambitions, actions, and affections than those who pretend that this world will last forever? Shouldn’t the temporal condition of earth-treasures cause us to seek after the inflammable riches of heaven?
Shouldn’t the holiness and consuming fire of our God overtake our hearts with a desire for purity and Godly affections? Shouldn’t the eventual rottenness of this world turn our stomach and turn us to the perfections of Christ? Just some weekend meditations for you sisters and brothers however have a marvelous weekend!