Last Sunday I had the opportunity to spend some time with our Golden Oldies and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I also spoke with my Mom last week (who is also a golden oldie) and she was very sad, as her brother passed away, and then there was great excitement in our staff lounge about the birth of little Olive and last but not least, my daughter took me to the movies to go see The Lion King.
The whole circle of life in one week!!! It made me think about my own life… Will I be found having spent my days on Earth being uncompromisingly righteous?
So bear with me as we read 2 Peter 2: 4-10
4 For if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but sent them to hell,[a] putting them in chains of darkness[b] to be held for judgment; 5 if he did not spare the ancient world when he brought the flood on its ungodly people, but protected Noah, a preacher of righteousness, and seven others; 6 if he condemned the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah by burning them to ashes, and made them an example of what is going to happen to the ungodly; 7 and if he rescued Lot, a righteous man, who was distressed by the depraved conduct of the lawless 8 (for that righteous man, living among them day after day, was tormented in his righteous soul by the lawless deeds he saw and heard)— 9 if this is so, then the Lord knows how to rescue the godly from trials and to hold the unrighteous for punishment on the day of judgment. 10 This is especially true of those who follow the corrupt desire of the flesh[c] and despise authority.
Bold and arrogant, they are not afraid to heap abuse on celestial beings;
In conclusion: Salvation belongs to our God, it is impossible for my fleshly nature to please God. It is only when I turn my back on my own flesh when the Holy Spirit convicts me and I respond to that conviction daily in obedience that I become the uncompromisingly righteous bride of Christ.
Cindy van Sittert