Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Wed., 5/21/08 Devotion (2 Pet. 3:14a)

Today's encouragement comes from 2 Peter 3:14a, where we read these words:

"Therefore, beloved, looking forward to these things, be diligent to be found by Him in peace . . . "

The Lord is pleased to find us "in peace." This seems like a tall order today (or during an epoch). But we have a responsibility to be "in peace." If our hearts are fundamentally and basically "churned up" all the time--it is evidence that we are not "in peace."

True churchmen have the winds of trouble blow against their souls, (much like a tree sways in the breeze)--but his or her heart is anchored in Christ (much like how an oak tree has a huge root system). That "rootage" is the peace that is spoken of here, and in other places in the Scriptures. Be found to be in Christ, the "Prince of Peace."

[Puritan quote of the day: "A child of God thinks he has enough in that he has God with him . . . " --Jeremiah Burroughs, in "The Excellency of a Gracious Spirit"]