2 Peter 3:11 How To Really Live Life

 

Destroyed world

Since everything will be destroyed in this way, what kind of people ought you to be? You ought to live holy and godly lives 2 Peter 3:11

All over the world there is violence and destruction occurring. Much of that destruction is at the hands of people towards other people. The violence level is always increasing, making this world a dangerous place to live. Violence is a common sight for many people.

Along with the violence, there is the destruction of this world occurring. People are always talking about extinction of animals and plants, earthquakes, fires, and other destructive forces in this world. Blame is placed up people that the earth is falling apart.

There is great fear that the world will freeze, or overheat because of pollution. Good water is scarce in parts of the world and blame is put on people.

These things are happening because people are told that they can live however they want to live. There are no set standards on how to live life. A person can choose how he wants to live by his own personal beliefs and standards. This causes chaos and destruction in the end.

While the world has a reason to have some fear, because God has said that this world will be destroyed in the end, believers do not need to fear. They are told how to live their lives so that they will have no fear. Believers are to live a holy and godly life.

A holy life is one that is filled with love, mercy and grace. It will not seek to harm anyone or anything in any way. It is focused on loving God and loving people. He will speak truth in love, act in love and bring honor to God. He will not fear the coming destruction of this world, because he knows that his home will be in heaven some day when this world will be destroyed.

As a believer, are you fearing the destruction of this world? Focus your eyes and life on God. Live as Jesus lived and do not fear it. You have a home waiting for you in heaven for all eternity.

Live your life the way God has intended you to live it, holy and godly. Bring honor to God. In this way you will bring some peace on this earth and love will be shown. The reward will be eternal life in the end.

I pray today that you will know the life God has called you to live; that your life will be like that of Jesus; that you will turn from all sin and turn to Jesus; that you will not fear the coming destruction; and that God will guide you in living for Him.

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2 Peter 1:3 All Needed Power

“His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness.” 2 Peter 1:3

Over and over it is stated that a person must live a godly life, to be holy as God is holy. When you look at how holy God is and how perfect Jesus is, it is hard to imagine being able to ever be holy and perfect. Often the question then comes as to how it is possible to live that type of godly life required.

Peter tells us that God has given you everything you need for a godly life. This is also done through the knowledge of God and Jesus. How do you find out about God? God has revealed Himself first in His Word–the Bible. Read and study the Bible to find out who God is, what He is like and what He desires of you.

Scriptures state that the Word is useful for all training and correction in righteousness. There is no situation in life that you could possibly face that there is not some Word of God in the Bible to guide you in. Not everything is black and white, but there are many principles laid out in the Bible to guide you. An example: nowhere does it state to not watch a meaningless multiple killing movie, yet, it does say to think about whatever is good. This is a guideline on how to think. What you watch will become what you think about.

God has also revealed Himself in creation. Look at the complexity and order of creation to see the power of God. If God has the power to control all of creation, He will have the power to help you in your situation in life.

Every sin that you do is by your personal choice alone. No one can force you to do what you do not want to do. The problem comes in when the pressure gets high enough people often give in and commit the sin. When you know and love God as He knows you and loves you, you will not want to sin. You will want to live that godly holy life. You will want to please Him and Him alone. Seek God for that power that is needed to live a holy life.

I pray that today God will open your eyes to what He has given you to live a holy life; that God will reveal more of Himself to you each day; that you know God in an intimate relationship; that God will fill you with His Holy Spirit to guide and strengthen you; and that you will turn away from all sin.